A loan of $850 helped to purchase cement, beams, windows, doors and metal sheets in order to continue building her house.


Rosa's story

Rosa is divorced. She's 56 years old and has five children, four of whom are already adults and live in their own homes. The only child who lives with her is 14 years old and goes to school. She also supports five grandchildren, two of whom have lost their fathers and three have lost their mothers. With this amount she wishes to purchase cement, beams, windows, doors and metal sheets in order to build the roofing for her new house. It has two bedrooms, a living room, a kitchen and a bathroom. She wishes to finish building her new house and move in, because the place where she lives only has a bedroom and a living room which also serves as a kitchen, and she finds it too cramped. After she finishes the new house, she'll start renting out the old one as a way of increasing her family's income. She states that her biggest challenge is lacking funds. She states that she'll repay the loan in a timely fashion so she can request more loans again in order to achieve her plan.

Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff


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