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A loan of $600 helped to build a room.


Liz's story

Liz is 33 years old. She is married and has two children who live with her in her own house. Liz makes a living by renting rooms, which she has set up in the front part of her house. In the beginning she had four rooms but over time she has managed to install two more rooms. She started this activity a year ago. She works with the help of her spouse, who is in charge of any necessary repairs, while she is in charge of the rooms fittings and cleanliness.

Previously, she sold food but due to the effort that the job demanded she changed her job direction. She likes her business as it does not occupy too much time and provides her with a constant income. Also, she can use her free time in other activities.

On this occasion she is requesting 1500 PEN. She is grateful for the financial support which will help her continue with her objectives. She will invest the amount requested in buying wood, nails, metal mesh and slats in order to prepare another room.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laura Darby


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