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A loan of $1,000 helped to buy cement and sand and to pay for labourers.


Santos Leonor's story

Santos lives in her own house with her three children. She has a stand at her home where she sells "pupusas" (tortillas stuffed with cheese and meat or beans). She has been doing this work for a number of years and the profits she earns have allowed her to cover household costs. Santos is feisty and determined to provide the best for herself and her family - she does not want the family to go without. Santos is satisfied knowing that she has regular customers, as she is in an area that has many passers-by. Santos want to finish building the septic tank in her hope so that she can install a bathroom. However, she does not have a high enough income to invest in this work and is therefore applying for a loan that will allow her to buy cement and sand and to pay for labourers to finish the work and build the bathroom.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw



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