A loan of $1,150 helped to buy building materials and supplies.

Luz Maria's story

Luz, 48, is a woman living in the city of Nazca with her spouse and four children who she loves very much and are the main reason for life. She is a very hardworking, kind, enthusiastic person who together with her spouse focuses all efforts to move their family ahead. Unfortunately, due to the need to go to work from a young age to help her parents, she was unable to complete elementary school which is why her great dream is to complete her schooling. In her free time she enjoys watching educational television programs and sometimes cooks a delicious “Seco de Res” to share with her family.

On her own initiative and with much effort and enthusiasm, Luz works in her small grocery and soft-drinks store every day. She starts her work very early every morning and spends about 12 hours daily in her business. She believes that she does well because she has no nearby competition and also because she provides good customer service.

Luz is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to the support they provide she’ll be able to do some home improvements. She wants to enclose the house with adequate materials like brick, cement and columns, among others. In this way, Luz expects to have a house with adequate conditions that will insure her children’s safety and wellbeing. She will continue striving and working to move her family forward.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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