A loan of $1,025 helped to buy bricks, cement, rebar, sand and gravel.


Carmelina's story

Carmelina’s a very good, honest, responsible and hardworking woman living with her son in a settlement in Choluteca in southern Honduras. She has a business leasing out apartments and needs the loan to buy building materials and supplies like bricks, cement, rebar, sand and gravel to make improvements to the apartments so her customers will feel satisfied by having better lodging. Carmelina hopes her income will rise to cover her economic needs; she also hopes her and her family’s life situation will improve with this investment. Carmelina dreams with her rooms being larger and better furnished in two years to continue supporting her daughter so she can become an upstanding citizen.

Choluteca, Honduras – January, 2013

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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