A loan of $550 helped strengthen the walls of her home.

Hermelinda Heddy's story

Hermelinda is 52 years old and single. She lives in the city of Ica, and is a friendly, hard-working, enthusiastic woman. She has worked hard her entire life to try and get ahead. Unfortunately, due to her lack of economic resources and the need to begin working young, Hermelinda was unable to pursue a professional career as a nurse.

On her own initiative, Hermelinda works as a field worker in a farm near the city. She works about ten hours every day and she believes that her dedication is paying off. Hermelinda is very grateful for the microloans through Kiva. Thanks to this loan, she will be able to improve her home by to reinforcing her walls. This will allow her to keep working and fighting to achieve her larger dream of running her own store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Skoglund

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