A loan of $425 helped to buy building materials such as zinc, purlins, cement blocks and other items.

Maria Teresa's story

Sixty-five year old María Teresa is a mother to five, now grown-up, children. They are aged 34, 40, 42, 44 and 46 years old. They are all independent and María Teresa is a shopkeeper. The small business sells cow's milk, cooked beans and popsicles and is run out of María Teresa's house. She is applying for a loan as she hopes to fix the roof to one of the rooms of her house as it is currently made of wood and has deteriorated a little. She has been wanting to do this renovation for a year now but without the financial means it was impossible. However, with the help of this loan and support from her youngest daughter, she will be able to make this dream a reality. María Teresa plans to buy building materials such as zinc and purlins.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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