A loan of $325 helped to buy cement, lime and iron rods to change the roof on her house.


Marta Julia's story

Marta is a 26 year old woman. She is a widow and has a 5 year old son. They live in the area of Cojolyá (“between the river" in the Cakchiquel language), El Calvario neighborhood, Sololá.

She works doing housework in other people's homes and is paid. The need to support herself and her son has led to her doing this work. Despite the difficulties she faces day to day. She has every desire to work as much as possible and improve her quality of life. That is why she wants to do home improvement where she lives right now.

She is asking for a loan of Q 2,500.00 to buy cement, lime and iron rods to change the roof on her house. She dreams of doing home improvement little y little and also putting all of her efforts into helping her son go to school and be prepared for the future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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