A loan of $1,375 helped to repair her roof.

Marina's story

Marina is 55 years old, is a single mother and has a daughter whom she cares for.  She is originally from Veracruz and has been living in Nuevo Laredo for more than 30 years.  She's been working as a city manager for 20 years.  Marina is asking for this Kiva loan in order to waterproof the roof of her house because it's in very bad shape and she needs to make these repairs before the rainy season so that her furniture does not get wet.  She wants to improve her daughter's room so that it's in good condition so and she will avoid getting sick.

She will use part of her salary to repay the loan.  This is her source of income with which to get ahead.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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