A loan of $1,625 helped to finish the exterior of the house and to install a slab in front.

María Expectación's story

María Expectación and her husband Francisco are natives of the state of Yucatán. She has been living in the city of Nuevo Laredo for more than 40 years.

They're older and own their property, which they want to improve and refurbish. They're requesting a loan to put the finishing touches on the outside of the house and to install a slab in front of their house. Currently they have only a canvas that protects them from the sun and rain, but they're senior citizens and they need better security for their health and to avoid illness.

María Expectación receives a government pension and Francisco receives a pension from Pemex for his long service to that company. The income María Expectación earns will be to pay back the loan, and Francisco's pension is for the family expenses.

María Expectación has had previous loans with Kiva for her grocery store business. She was no longer able to run it because of her illness, though, so she decided it was better for one of her daughters to take charge of her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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