A loan of $1,250 helped to buy sheet metal and support beams, among other things.


Mercedes Isabel's story

Mercedes Isabel is a 45-year-old woman. She is single and a mother of two children who are 22 and 27 years old. The older one is independent and the younger one is a college student. Mercedes has been an elementary school teacher at a school close to her home for five years.

She is requesting a loan because she wishes to make improvements to her house such as changing the roof since the current one is in bad condition. This is a project that she has wanted to complete for a year but she had not completed the improvements due to a lack of funds. Workers in the education field aren't paid very well.

With the loan, she plans to buy sheet metal, support beams, and other construction materials. Among Mercedes' goals is to continue making improvements on her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patrick Bales



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