A loan of $425 helped to buy cement, sand, ceramic tile, blocks and iron.

Geisel Patricia's story

Geisel is 33 years old and lives in the Schick housing development in Managua, which is an area where there is a lot of crime and poverty. She works selling various plastic products. She and her husband are trying to get ahead and keep their two children – ages 11 and 15 – in school. Geisel’s children are currently going to school, but she says they need a lot of special care and attention because of the housing development they live in.

This is Geisel’s first loan with AFODENIC, which she is requesting to improve the condition of her house. She will put up and plaster a wall and install ceramic tiles. She hopes that with this loan she will be able to pay for a large part of her home improvements.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Graham Robinson

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