A loan of $400 helped to purchase construction materials.

Carmen Yessica's story

Carmen is 36 years old and lives in the city of Chincha, Peru, with her 16-year-old son, whom she loves and is her main reason for living. She is a very kind, hardworking and enthusiastic person who dedicates all her efforts to making headway for her son since she is his sole provider. Thanks to her efforts, Carmen was able to study for an executive secretarial degree, and in her free time she likes to listen to music and on occasion cook a rich dish called Carapulcra con Sopa Seca to share with her family. With a lot of hard work and dedication, Carmen works as a secretary at a public institution in the city. She works every day from the early morning for about eight hours. She enjoys carrying out her work and thinks it is going very well thanks to her good performance and how she treats others. Carmen is very grateful to Kiva lenders, because thanks to your support she will be able to purchase construction materials, such as sand, cement and paint, so she can make renovations and improvements to her home. In this way, Carmen will be able to keep working hard to fulfill her biggest dream of having her own home and seeing her son become a professional.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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