A loan of $1,275 helped to buy cement, iron beams, bricks, sand, rods to weld, and large zinc sheeting for the ceiling..


Petronila's story

Petronila is a single mother who lives with her granddaughters and her three adult children who she provides support to economically. She has a grocery store in her home that began with help from them. She has a daughter who lives outside of the country who sends her money monthly and through this she has invested in her business for six years. She needs the loan to replace the zinc tiling and the gutter in her home and to lift a wall to repair the zinc support. To do this she needs iron beams, bricks, cement, 2 meters of sand, rods to weld, and large zinc sheeting for the ceiling. Regarding the difficulties she has, she told us that we all have troubles but with the help of her sons she has been able to get ahead, thanks to God. For her plans for the future she wants to continue repairing the infrastructure in her home to be able to have a better house and so her family can live better in society.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Hildreth



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