A loan of $400 helped to buy corrugated metal roofing, cement, iron bars, sand, cinderblocks, flywood, metal sheets, and purlins to repair the room.


Marlyn Lissette's story

The young, hard-working woman, Marlyn, moves forward together with her husband who works in bricklaying. With these incomes, they cover the home expenses. Together they have two children under the age of eight years old; one goes to primary school.

They continue living in her mother-in-law's house. Little by little, they have improved the part of the home where they live to make it more comfortable. This is thanks to the profits of her gasoline and clothing sales, as well as her work in a small, home-run restaurant. Everything she does is to make more income and to be able to cover the home expenses.

Now, she needs a loan to repair her room. She will buy corrugated metal roofing, cement, iron bars, sand, cinderblocks, flywood, metal sheets, and purlins.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christina Mellace



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