A loan of $700 helped to buy construction materials necessary for replacing the roof of her home and her garage.

Olga's story

Olga is 65 years old and lives in the Department of Chinandega. She is married and has two children (ages 40 and 16). Only her younger child is under her financial responsibility and is attending school. Olga works as a legal secretary in her town.

She is requesting a loan in order to make a home improvement, which consists of replacing the roof of her garage where her husband has a cabinetmaking workshop. Olga also wants to replace the roof over the rooms. She says that she has wanted to complete these improvements for the past year, but she lacks the financial resources to make this happen. Her family is the main reason why she wants to make these improvements since part of the outcome will help her husband generate income from his work so that they can support themselves.

Olga has already obtained loans from Fundación León 2000 and has demonstrated that she is responsible in submitting her payments on time. With this loan, she will buy construction materials such as zinc, crossbeams, nails, cement, and wire. In the near future, she dreams of seeing her child become a professional and completing the improvements to her house so that she can provide stability and protection for her family. Sra. Olga is grateful for the assistance Kiva lenders have provided to people with limited resources in poor countries so that they can have a place of their own and a decent life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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