A loan of $825 helped to buy doors, cement, and sand.

Melia Teresa's story

Amelia is a resident of the Memorial Sandino neighborhood of Managua. She is the mother of four children who depend on her and her husband. Amelia continues earning her living selling nacatamales [plantain-leaf-wrapped tamales filled with pork, rice, potatoes, peppers, onions, tomatoes, and cilantro or mint] and tortillas. This business pays for her household costs and her children's educations.

With this loan, Amelia wants to install the doors and floor of her house. This will leave wall plastering and other things to be done little by little; she can't do it all at once because of her financial situation. But this way, in stages, she makes progress toward ensure good living conditions for her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey

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