A loan of $1,000 helped to buy 600 blocks of cement, 4 one-hundred kilogram packages of iron, 20 bags of cement, 600 mud and wood roof-tiles and to pay labour costs for construction and expansion of her home..


María De La Paz's story

María is 53 years old and lives with her daughter who is 27 years old and her granddaughters, a little girl who is 4 years old and a little boy who is 2 years old. Her daughter's husband and Maria's mother, who is 70 years old, also live with them.  

For 5 years Maria has worked selling fruit and making tortillas. This work sustained her in bringing up her children, a brother and a grandchild, who are now adults. At present she is not working but carries household duties and looks after her grandchildren and her mum. The are financially dependent on her daughter's income. Her daughter graduated from high school and in this way managed to obtain employment as a concierge at the national theatre of the city and also from the remittance her brother sends from the United States to look after her mother.  

She is asking Fundación Campo, for a loan to buy 600 blocks of cement, 4 one-hundred kilogram packages of iron, 20 bags of cement, 600 mud and wood roof-tiles and to pay labour costs for construction and expansion of her home. Thanks to this investment she will have a dignified home and better conditions for her health by avoiding over-crowding. Her aim is for her family to live more comfortably with a better distribution of space within the home. 

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer KAROLINA KOSZELSKI



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