A loan of $625 helped to purchase a new bed and new furniture for her kitchen.

Mariya's story

Mariya is a 63-year-old widow and pensioner living in Khoost. Her meager pension is simply not enough, and so she earns extra money cleaning a store and renting a room to part-time students that come to study in her city.

Mariya has turned to Kiva for a loan because she can no longer avoid getting а new bed and new furniture for her kitchen. She has had health problems for some time, and it is becoming more and more difficult for her to sleep on her old, uncomfortable bed. She has long dreamed of the possibility of buying a new one so that she can sleep easier and her back will hurt less. Additionally, as she gets older, she would like more and more to have a cozy home. Mariya therefore decided that through Kiva funding she can purchase both a new bed and new kitchen furniture, replacing her furniture that has been worn out for a long time.

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Translated from Russian by Kiva volunteer Carrie Morgan

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