A loan of $375 helped to make improvements to her house.

Maria Jesus's story

Maria is a 31 year old woman. She is single. She lives in the city of Camaná. She is a very friendly, hardworking and enthusiastic person, who is determined to do well in life. Thanks to this determination, Maria was able to study agronomy at third level. In her free time, she likes to go out fishing with her friends and sometimes she cooks a delicious Arroz Chaufa (Chinese Peruvian fried rice dish) to share with her family.

On her own initiative, and through hard work and dedication, Maria found a job working in the fields on a farm in her city. She carries out tasks such as sowing, spreading fertiliser and harvesting etc. Maria works every day for approximately 8 hours. She believes that it is going well for her because she works hard and gets on well with other people.

Maria is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, as thanks to their help, she can make improvements to her home. She wants to paint it and lay a concrete floor. In this way Maria will have a decent place to live, and she can continue to work and work towards achieving her dream of obtaining a good job which will enable her to improve her living conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Carey

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