A loan of $600 helped to buy a toilet.

Gorman Alexander's story

Gorman lives in the town of the Niquinohomo, a town that was selected to participate in the program of alliances to strengthen the local capacities for the health of Nicaragua.

Gorman is 31 years old, married, a merchant and has had a small general store for three years. His family unit includes his wife and two young children.

Currently he is applying for the water and health program through financing from the 1 ML1,100 Econosan system without closure. It consists of installing a conventional toilet and a treatment system. This is necessary because it’s not possible to access the sewage system where he lives and currently his family has to use a latrine. They are one of thousands of families who don’t have access to improved sewage systems.

This project is benefitting various towns in the country. It allows a better quality of live and also helps the environment.

Without the opportunity for this loan, Gorman will not have access to a toilet because they are very costly. His low income makes it impossible to install and these programs come to help families in the poorest conditions. Latrines cause diseases and pollute the environment, so the idea of creating these solutions in the poorest areas was born.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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