A loan of $500 helped to buy cement, bricks, sand and iron, among other materials.


Maria De Los Angeles's story

Mrs. María is a humble and hardworking woman that walks the streets every day looking for customers for her delicious traditional desserts (buñuelos and sweet rice). She also sells used clothes. Her husband supports her and contributes with some of the home expenses. He works collecting and transporting different things on a cart. Her children help her also; they are all adult and independent.

María has used previous loans to build her house and now she wants to build some walls, make divisions in concrete and fix the floor. She will do this step by step, considering her current income. With this loan, she will try to buy as many materials as she can, like cement, bricks, sand and iron.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand



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