A loan of $1,175 helped to buy ceramic tiles, cement, and glue.


Luisa Elizabeth's story

Luisa, 54, is married and has two children, ages 22 and 23. She's a native of the department of Chinandega, in the western part of the country. Chinandega is known for being a very productive commercial region. Luisa works as a teacher in one of the schools in town. The loan she's requesting is to make improvements on her home: to install ceramic tiles so the furniture doesn't deteriorate. She has been doing the improvements little by little because with the previous loans she managed to buy the land. She has been building the house for herself and her family. It has been a great achievement and benefit to have a decent place to live. With the loan she's going to buy construction material such as ceramic tiles, cement, and glue. Luisa's grateful for the help the Kiva lenders give to low-income people and poor countries so they have a decent place to live.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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