A loan of $425 helped to buy cement, rods, pipes, and bathroom fixtures to improve the conditions of her bathroom.


Margarida's story

Margarida is thirty-five and is an elementary school teacher. She has lived in a common law marriage for twelve years in her own home. She has three children, one of whom goes to school. The other two are still too young. She supports a niece who lives in her home. She will use this loan to buy cement, rods, pipes, and bathroom fixtures to improve the conditions of her bathroom. In the future, she plans to expand her house. She currently lives in a house with two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kitchen. She says that she will request more loans to be able to carry out her plan. She intends to honor her repayment schedule.

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Tanya Harper


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