A loan of $650 helped buy building supplies.


Jacoba's story

48-year old Sra. Jacoba is married and lives in the Verdun neighbourhood. She is a teacher and lives with her mother and daughter, both of whom she supports. Her daughter is 14 years old and attends secondary school.

Jacoba works at the Pablo Antonio Cuadra Primary School where she earns a monthly salary. She has help from her husband, and both are known in the community as responsible, honest, and hardworking.

Jacoba is seeking a loan to make some small renovations in her home. She wishes to change the zinc roofing and to buy a dozen floorboards which are needed to improve the house. It should be noted that with a previous loan she succeeded in building the room she had proposed. She is grateful to Kiva for the financial assistance as it, together with her hard work, has allowed her to improve her home. Her greatest wish is to have a healthy family and stable work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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