A loan of $575 helped to build her house.

Maria De Fatima Elizabeth's story

María de Fátima is a 21-year-old woman who lives in the city of Chincha with her mother, grandmother and 1-year-old son. Unfortunately, she is a single mother. In spite of her youth, María de Fátima has a great desire to improve herself and make progress in life. Thanks to the support of her mother, María de Fátima was able to study for a technical degree to become an executive assistant. In her free time, she enjoys relaxing and listening to a little music. She sometimes cooks delicious 'arroz chaufa' (Chinese Peruvian fried rice) to share with her family.

On her own initiative and with a desire to do well in life, María de Fátima works as a secretary for an agricultural company in her city. She works approximately eight hours a day and is very happy in her work because she is very well thought of owing to her commitment and kind demeanor towards others.

María de Fátima is very grateful to Kiva lenders because, thanks to their help, she will be able to start building her home from solid materials. Her house is currently constructed from rushes. This will enable María de Fátima to start building a decent home in better conditions. This will allow her to provide her family with better security and comfort.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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