A loan of $625 helped to buy iron, zinc, rafters, tiles, cement, and bricks, among other items.


Osillas Santiago's story

Osillas Santiago is an older married gentleman with six children. He lives in Chinandega, an area that produces a lot of rum, sugar and stores, among other businesses. Osillas is a man who has struggled from a very young age because he came from a very humble family. Because he was one of the older children out of his siblings, he had to leave the house and work so that his youngest siblings would be able to go to school. As a result, he only finished primary school where he learned to read and write. Little by little he has improved his life and today he has his own home where he lives with his family. With the loans he obtained he was able to complete a part of his home. However, now he needs to complete the construction of a front porch that is incomplete and open because he lacks the construction materials. This project will also complete a portion of the perimeter of his home. Osillas is seeking this loan to buy construction materials including cement, iron, bricks, zinc, rafters, and tiles, among other items.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emily Hildreth



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