A loan of $300 helped to buy cement and bricks.

Olimpia's story

Olimpia, 46, is a hardworking woman. She lives with two of her six children in her mother's house. She wants to improve her home to give her children a better quality of life.

Her main economic activity is her job cleaning for the government, for which she's paid a monthly salary. She works at night until the sun sets. She makes the most of her job to recycle and be able to sell to the processing factories, from which she earns an additional income. "People don't like to recycle, so there's a lot of material when I do the cleaning," she says.

This is her first Kiva loan. She's grateful for the support received. She also promises to be punctual with her payments.

Olimpia will invest the 800 soles [PEN] in cement and bricks to improve the infrastructure of her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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