A loan of $1,275 helped to buy iron, bricks, stones, cement, zinc, purlins, tiles and to pay for the labor costs.

Jesús De Los Ángeles's story

Achuapa is a village where stockbreeding is the main productive activity. This is why there is a lot of milk and many dairy products, like cheese, cottage cheese and cream.

Many people, original from the countryside, have been born and raised here, and they have got ahead in life through a lot of hard work, which is admirable. This is the case of Mrs. Angelita, as she is known locally in one of the neighborhoods that make part of the urban area of Achuapa.

Jesús de los Ángeles, 53, is a humble woman, married. She has three children, all of them independent. She was born in a district, 20 km from Achuapa. She learned to be a hardworking person already when she was a child, as her parents taught her to work the land, sow grains and milk the cows.

But she wanted to get ahead in life and her biggest dream was to be a teacher, because she loved to teach others how to read and write. This is why she moved to the urban area, to study and then work, which is how she has been able to have her own house and a decent living. Besides, she has kept her farm and her animals, because she thinks her roots are something important in her life.

With the goal to improve her quality of life, she would like to renovate her kitchen. This is why she is requesting KIVA’s support, through CEPRODEL. With the loan, she will buy materials like iron, bricks, stone, cement, sand, zinc, purlins, tiles and she will pay the labor costs. She will pay back the loan with her salary or with the money collected from selling her animals’ milk.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand

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