A loan of $425 helped buy paint and paint brushes to paint her home.


Maria Del Socorro's story

María Cruz, 47, is a single mother with a seven-year-old daughter who’s in elementary school. Maria has worked for town hall for the last 12 years as a secretary to the Director of Public Works. As well as being a professional secretary, she also has a degree in Spanish and has worked as a teacher for 3 years at Gilberto Ramírez School for adults in a program named “Sandino 2 Continuing Education”.
She’s a person with the drive to improve and wants to get her degree in Law. Since 2007, she’s been receiving loans that have helped her renovate and fix the house where she lives with her mother and for some personal expenses.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Beatriz Yuste



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