A loan of $625 helped to buy cement, sand, iron and blocks.

Norma Del Carmen's story

Norma is married but has no children yet. She sells fresh produce at one of the markets in Managua, which is her only source of income. She went to school only through the sixth grade because she had to work and could not continue her education. Her husband works as an operator in the tax-free zone and between the two of them they are able to make ends meet.

In an effort to carry out home improvements, which is her main goal, Norma is requesting a loan so she can begin work on the back of the house. The old, rusty metal sheeting on the outside walls pose a health risk, especially now that winter will bring the heavy rains.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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