A loan of $425 helped buy iron gates and pay for laborers.

Maria Mercedes's story

Maria Mercedes is a young woman who lives in a neighborhood named in memory of Sandino [a national hero]. She is married and has 3 children, ages 16, 12, and 8. Two are in primary school and one is pursuing a career path in the university. Maria has worked in the kitchen of a restaurant for many years. She and her husband work hard together to be able to offer her children the main things in life, education and food.

Maria Mercedes is soliciting an infrastructure loan; she wishes to install iron gates on her house, protection it currently lacks. The house needs this to be more secure from the criminal elements. Then her family can live more tranquilly in their home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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