A loan of $425 helped to buy zinc sheets, perlins and to pay labour costs.

Juana Del Carmen's story

Juana used to work as a teacher, a profession which earns a very low salary in her country. With this job she got her children ahead and now they are independent and support her. She is now retired.

Juana has been using her loans to make improvements to her house as she wasn't able to do so while she was working. Now she is requesting a new loan to change the roof of her house as it is in very poor condition and when it rains water leaks in all over the place. With this loan she will buy zinc sheets, perlins and will pay the labour costs. This is her way of slowly progressing for her comfort and that of her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Darby

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