A loan of $650 helped to buy corrugated metal and wood.

Mercedes De Jesús's story

In the beautiful city of Santa Rosa del Peñón, in the department of León, there are many different commercial activities. Mercedes de Jesús is a young woman who is known for her dedication to work.

Mercedes is in need of a loan from Kiva and Ceptrodel, which she will pay back over a 14-month period. She plans to buy wood and corrugated metal to repair the roof of her house, since the harsh seasonal rain has caused much damage to her dwelling.

She is a single mother of two children and works at the health center. Her salary cannot be stretched to cover household improvement, so she is requesting a loan from Kiva and Ceprodel so she can put her income to better use.

For the time being all she has is her honesty, good credit record, good health and dedication to work. This will allow her to pay back the loan on time.

"First of all, I want to thank God for having sent me to Ceprodel and Kiva, who I hope will continue giving me loans so I can improve my family's living conditions."

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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