A loan of $425 helped to buy building materials.

Melania Del Socorro's story

Melania is married. Her husband works as a mason in a state run business. Her two oldest children, who are 23, work in sewing, and one child of 16 years is in high school and they hope will go on to higher education. Melanie continues selling clothing and shoes and also sewing. Her loans have been used to make improvements to her home. Now she is asking for a new loan in order to fix the roof of her home since the one she currently has is in bad repair. It has holes and when it rains, water enters easily, and particularly in September when the season means getting lots of hurricanes and cyclones. For this reason she will need to buy zinc roofing tiles, roofing supports, and pay for manual labor.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Debra McMahon

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