A loan of $400 helped to buy corrugated iron and boards and to make major improvements for the well-being of her children.

Paulina's story

Paulina is 41 years old. She has a partner, 46 year old Felix, and together they are happy to have five beautiful children, all of different ages, for whom they do their best work.

Paulina lives with her family in a wooden house. Since she was a little girl she has been working to produce organic cacao and coffee. She was always taught this trade by her parents.

Thanks to some plots of land that she inherited, Paulina has managed to move her family forward, in spite of problems in the region where she lives, such as constant rain. This has made maintenance and weeding difficult but, for now, what worries her is being able to provide safety for her family at home. Her plan is to build a house with better materials and so for this she needs 1000 Nuevo Soles to buy corrugated iron and boards. She wants to make significant improvements for the well-being of her children.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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