A loan of $550 helped to make home improvements.

Santos Alejandrina's story

Santos is 57 years old, single, and lives in the city of Pucallpa. She is a very friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic woman, who puts all of her effort into succeeding. Unfortunately, because of a lack of money and the need to work from a young age, Santos was unable to study for a professional career. In her free time, she likes going to her church to give thanks for her blessings, and sometimes she makes delicious Ceviche to share with her family.

On her own initiative, and with a lot of commitment and dedication, Santos works in her small business selling chicken and cheese pies. She also works as a gardener in a municipal company in her city. She works for around 10 hours every day and thinks that she is doing well due to the kind way in which she treats others.
Santos is very grateful to Kiva lenders, because thanks to the support they give, she will be able to make improvements to her home. She wants to buy materials such as corrugated iron sheets, nails, wood and others, which will be very useful for remodeling the roof and walls of her home. In this way, Santos will have greater security and wellbeing, and she will keep working and making an effort to achieve her biggest dream of owning a great bakery.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chloe Pilpel

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