A loan of $700 helped to buy electrical cables, installation permits, electrical posts and to pay labour in order to install electricity in her house.


María De La Paz's story

Maria is 60 years old; she is a widow and has two children. For the past 30 years she has worked looking after children. She travels for an hour in the morning and an hour in the afternoon to get to her place of work. She is requesting this loan in order to buy electrical cables, installations permits, electrical posts and to pay labour costs in order to install electricity in her house. This way she won't have to pay her neighbour for using her electricity, who charges her a lot. The money she pays to her neighbour will be invested in buying things for her house, providing education for her children and making sure they aren't lacking anything.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Darby



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