A loan of $1,575 helped to do construction on her home.

Eliana Maribel's story

Eliana is a 21 year old woman. She is single and lives in the city of Ica with her parents and siblings. She is a very kind, hardworking and enthusiastic person who really wants to get ahead. Lamentably, due to a lack of financial resources and because she needed to work and help her parents, Eliana hasn't been able to finish secondary school. She dreams of doing it, however. In her free time, she likes to listen to music and at times, she cooks delicious tallarines verdes to share with her family.

On her own intiative, and witth much effort and dedication, Eliana works as a laborer on a farm in her city. She works every day starting early in the morning and can work for around 8 hours. She is content doing her work and thinks that it going well for her because of her hard work and friendly treatment of others.

Eliana is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to the help they have given she will be able to cover the expenses of buying materials and paying labor costs, because she wants to finish construction on her parents' house. This way, she can offer better well being and safety to her family. Eliana will keep working and striving to achieve her big dream of going to college and getting ahead.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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