A loan of $400 helped to buy a solar home lighting system.

Caridad Del Socorro's story

Caridad, 42, lives with her four sons three of which are attending school and one who works for a nearby farm. She’s a single mother; she’s both father and mother to her children. Her children’s father sends her a little money once in a while.

She buys cow’s milk and makes cream and curd from it at home and then sells it in the nearest town. She’s been doing this activity for a little more than three years and has been able to make improvements to her humble abode and to buy basic furnishings like beds and chairs for her children. She also takes advantage of the whey in that she uses it as feed for the pigs she raises to earn a little extra income.

The community she lives in doesn’t have electricity which is why she wants to get a loan in order to obtain a small solar system so she can have light, to charge her cell phone and to listen to the radio. She’d feel saver at night this way and her children would be able to study at night. She would be very grateful for the opportunity of getting this loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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