A loan of $750 helped to buy zinc sheets, crossbeams, and to pay for labor.

Maria Martha's story

Doña María Martha is a single mother of six children. The youngest ones, ages 10 and 14, are under her care. Her older children work and support their mother financially. María’s business involves making and selling tortillas. With the income she earned over many years, she has been able to support her children and pay off the loans that have been used for home improvements. Her last loan was used to enclose the front of her house.

Now she wants to replace the roof over her living room, so she will buy zinc sheets, crossbeams, as well as pay for labor. María hopes to always have the support of loans so that she can continue making improvements to her home, which will make her family feel more safe.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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