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Total loan: $1,075
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Sara Maria

Nicaragua
Managua, Nicaragua / Construction Supplies

A loan of $1,075 helped to protect her house from heavy rains, by raising it and installing a new roof.


Sara Maria's story

Sara Maria is a hard-working and responsible single woman. She is characterized as a person who has always enjoyed satisfying her own needs and achieving the things she always wanted, when they are within reach of her income. Today, Sara continues working for a state enterprise as a concierge, putting forth much energy. Nevertheless, to make added income, she sells cosmetics and sandals on order from her customers. All Sara's children are now adults and help her with basic household costs and with her payments.

With this 10th loan cycle, what Sara plans is to elevate the level of her house and install a new roof. Her preoccupation is that the first seasonal rains have already come and water is entering her house. Sara needs to purchase zinc sheeting, cement blocks, sand, gravel, cement, roof supports, buttresses, reinforcement wire, and solder, among other things.

Her future plan is to install indoor bathroom facilities in her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



Loan details

Loan length:

17 months
Disbursed date: April 23, 2012

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Loan details

Loan length:

17 months
Disbursed date: April 23, 2012