A loan of $1,000 helped to repay a debt and to make improvements on the roof of her house.

Martha Lorena's story

Martha, 26, lives with her parents, her 11-month-old daughter, and her brother, 25, who works as a bricklayer assistant. She works in the field of customer service in a funeral home. This is the first job she could find after she graduated with her degree.

Martha will use the loan to repay an $800 debt with a money lender because of a health problem and to invest $200 in improvements to the roof of her house.

This would help her avoid spending all her money paying high interest rates to the money lender and to prevent the rain from dampening the interior of her home and damaging her belongings. She would be comfortable and healthy without the humidity inside her house, and there wouldn't be insects and microorganisms that are hazardous to her health.

Her dream is to get a house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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