A loan of $375 helped to purchase zinc and cement and pay for labor.

Petrona Del Carmen's story

Petrona is a widow and has a family of four, including herself and her three daughters, who are adults and live on their own. She is originally from the department of Masaya. She is 62 years old and has worked selling national lottery for twenty years. She does so as a street vendor in the Masaya area. She has regular customers, because when her husband passed away he left her his customers also. She goes out to work Monday through Saturday and sets her own schedule. She says she has always enjoyed making her own money, so she will keep doing what she enjoys for as long as God allows her.

Currently only one of Petrona's daughters has come to live with her because she decided to keep her company so that she didn't have to live alone. She says she wants to make some improvements to her home, which is very deteriorated, and do some remodeling.

Her dream is for her family to have better living standards and to have a decent roof over their head. That is why she has come to our Ceprodel office, to request a loan so that she can buy the materials she needs to remodel her home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis

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