A loan of $625 helped to finish the construction of a bathroom in her home.

Monica Maria's story

Mónica is a 38-year-old woman who lives in the city of Ica, which is in the District of Santiago. She has two children who she loves and are her main reason for living. Mónica is a friendly, hardworking, and enthusiastic person. Unfortunately, due to a variety of reasons, she separated from her partner two years ago. Since then, she has focused all of her efforts into helping her family move forward. She lacks financial resources, so she needs to work in order to cover her expenses. Mónica was not able to study for a nursing degree, but she would have liked to have done so. In her free time, she enjoys watching soap operas on television and on some occasions she prepares delicious pork rinds to share with her family.

With great effort and dedication, Mónica works as a farm laborer at an estate in the city. Every day she arrives at her job in the early morning hours so that she can begin her duties in the field. She works approximately 10 hours and believes she is doing well because of her efforts and the friendly manner in which she treats others.

Mónica is extremely grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the assistance they have provided, she hopes to finish the construction of a bathroom in her home. She hopes to complete the plastering, painting, and installation of the fixtures. In this manner, Mónica hopes to have bathroom that is sanitary and in adequate condition. She hopes to continue working and striving toward accomplishing her greatest dream of providing her children the higher education they need to become successful professionals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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