A loan of $1,550 helped to buy materials such as tile, cement for plastering and paint..


Nelvis's story

Nelvis is 44 years old and lives in Barranquilla with her spouse and three children, ages 8 to 17 years old. She works as a domestic worker. She lives in housing subsidized by the state. She obtained this housing through a micro project from a foundation that provides sustainable housing called San Pablo Villas. Nevis has received two loans from the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation in the past four years. These loans have helped her reach her dream of having a roof on her home. She continues to remodel her home and also would like to provide her children with a good education. She is applying to KIVA for a loan to buy construction materials such as tile, cement for plastering and paint. With these improvements she and her family will feel more comfortable in their home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Levandoski



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