A loan of $925 helped to purchase construction materials like cement, iron and porcelain as well as pay for labor.

Ramona Del Socorro's story

Ramona lives in the village of Condega some 35 kilometers north of the city of Estelí. She is a single mother who lives in her own home along with her daughters, whom she has raised and educated on her own for a very long time. She has made a living as a caretaker at a home for the past six years, which provides her with continuity and stability. She works Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on the weekends she travels to some of the surrounding communities to sell all kinds of clothing as well as cosmetics. She came to the offices of Kiva partner CEPRODEL requesting a loan to belong to the water and sanitation alliance. This will allow her to build a bathroom that will include a toilet, shower and sink as well as a septic tank, since the current conditions aren't very good. In this way she will have these essential services inside her home and have a more dignified place to live with improved conditions, since the latrines contaminate the environment and through this project she will be able to enjoy better health and hygiene and avoid illnesses. This program targets the lowest class, because without this funding it would be impossible to build these services.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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