A loan of $1,050 helped to buy wooden beams, corrugated sheet metal, stone, concrete, sand and tile so that she can lay a tile floor and replace her roof.


Xiomora De Jesus's story

Xiomara is 44 years old and lives with her life partner who works as a taxi driver. She has four children, The oldest one is 23 years old and is working, but the others are still in school.

For the last three years she has worked at a car wash in order to generate more income, since the earnings from her grocery store are not sufficient to cover the expenses of food, school fees and clothing. With the help of her children and her partner she has been able to repay the loans she has taken in order to make improvements to her home.

On this occasion, she needs her eleventh loan so that she can replace her roof and install a floor in her home. In order to do this, she needs to buy wooden beams, corrugated sheet metal, stone, concrete, sand and tile. This will allow her to make the necessary improvements to her family's living conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert



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