A loan of $1,275 helped to buy 20 bags of cement, sand, 400 blocks, iron and zinc.


Merlyn Del Socorro's story

Merlyn has worked for the past three years at a transportation company as a bookkeeper. Her husband is a construction worker. They have three children, and one of who remains in their care attends high school.

Thanks to her husband’s job and income, she has been able to pay for her children's cost of education and household expenses. Two of her children are now independent.

Merlyn has set out to fix her house and it is why she requests the aid of a loan. This time around, she plans to build a room for her son’s privacy. To build the room she will need to buy 20 bags of cement, sand, 400 blocks, iron and zinc. Also given that for the future, she wants to keep her house in good conditions so that her children can have a dignified house, built by their parent's hard work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Heydi Hernandez



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