A loan of $425 helped to buy construction materials such as: sand, cement, planks, iron, nails, and zinc.

Luisa Florentina's story

Luisa Florentina, age 40, is a single mother with a seven-year-old child who is in elementary school. Luisa Florentina was born in one of the municipalities of Chinandega, located in the eastern zone of the country. She is a hard-working person who has a desire to get ahead in both her personal and work life. She has always been a fighter, from a very young age. She relies on the salary she receives from her work as a teacher in one of the local schools. She works day to day to provide a better future for her child. One of her dreams is to provide a university education for her child; she also wants to finish building their home. The goal of this loan is to improve their home by starting construction on a second floor. To do this, she is requesting a loan for the purchase of construction materials such as: zinc, cement, blocks, sand, wooden beams, iron, and nails.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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