A loan of $600 helped to buy bricks, cement, sand, metal sheeting and roof purlins and to pay labor costs.

Rosa Ramona's story

It’s nice to visit El Sauce in November and December and travel through the mountains covered in white strawberry trees which are Nicaragua’s national tree. And how wonderful it is to smell the natural, pure aroma of that flower that’s used to decorate the Virgin Mary on December 7th when the Gritería feast day is celebrated.

Rosa Ramona, 48, lives in this town that’s full of religious traditions. She’s a single mother of three children she’s striven to raise by herself with no help from their father. Thanks to the work she does as a cook at a school she’s tried to give them the best she can and despite her poverty they’ve never lacked food or schooling.

Because of her life circumstances and because of her low salary, she has been renting the house she lives in with her family but she’s gotten help from a municipal project that offers small houses to people of limited resources. She’d like to enlarge this house a bit so that the family can have more room and needs a loan to do so. She’s asking for Kiva’s help through Ceprodel to build the room she needs. She will use the financing to buy bricks, cement, sand, metal sheeting and roof purlins as well as to pay labor costs.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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