A loan of $500 helped to buy metal sheeting and cement, and to hire workers to renovate her house.

Arabella's story

Arabella is a young woman who lives in the urban area of the city of Condega which is about 35 kms north of the head department of Estelí. She is single and lives in her own house.

This young lady is a teacher at an elementary school in the city of Condega, where she works Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. In the afternoods she plans her classes for the next day and on weekends sells beauty products by catalogue to make extra income.

This borrower came to the Ceprodel offices to request a loan to buy construction materials to renovate her house. She is planning to buy zinc metal sheeting for maintenance of her roof, as well as cement for the walls of her house. She will also hire workers to do the job.

It is worth mentioning that this is her fourth loan and she is requesting it because her monthly income is not enough to cover the full renovation cost. She hopes the loan will be approved because the rainy season is approaching and she wants to have her house ready by then. She is very grateful to Ceprodel because the previous loan also helped with her home renovation so she could have a decent roof over her head.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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