A loan of $450 helped to buy cement, sand, iron, and cement blocks and to pay laborers.


Simona De Los Angeles's story

Simona is a hardworking women who has provided for her children, who are now grown and working. Her husband lives in a neighboring country where he got a job to help support his family and his wife. Meanwhile, Simona does the washing and ironing, as she has for years.

She has applied for her seventh construction loan. She will use this loan to add a perimeter wall to her house, which she is slowly building wall by wall with funding from Afodenic and Kiva. She is happy to be able to continue improving her house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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