A loan of $1,175 helped to buy construction materials.

Zoila Rosalina's story

Zoila is a 56-year-old woman, who lives in the city of Aguaytia with her husband and three children. Her love for them drives everything she does. Zoila is a very friendly, hardworking, and enthusiastic person. Together with her husband, she dedicates all of her effort to helping her family get ahead. Unfortunately, due to financial hardship, Zoila had to start working at a very young age and was not able to continue her studies through high school. She had always wished she could have studied, since she dreamed of becoming a teacher.

In her free time, Zoila enjoys reading and on special occasions she cooks her delicious Ají de Gallina (a typical Peruvian chicken dish) for her family. By her own initiative and with much hard work and dedication, Zoila works in her small grocery store each day from the early hours of the morning through eight-hour work days. She enjoys this work and believes it has gone so well for her because of the competitive prices she offers and the kind way she treats her customers.

Zoila is very grateful for this Kiva loan. Thanks to this loan, she will be able to buy construction materials, such as corrugated iron, bricks, nails, sand, etc. These will help her to improve her home before the rainy season comes. Zoila will continue working toward her dream of seeing her children become professionals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Craven

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