A loan of $500 helped to buy galvanized metal sheet to repair her roof.

Isabel De Maria's story

Isabel de Maria is a 45 year old single mother who lives with her young 9 year old daughter. She sells tortillas, tamales, cakes, yucca, and potatoes. The business is located her home and is well known locally. Isabel is committed to her work and very hard-working. Every day she works her hardest in order to have a better life. The arrival of the rains in recent weeks hastened the deterioration of her home, and she’s decided to fix it. She needs to repair the roof since water has leaked in, and its made her family very uncomfortable. She’s made the decision to fix it for the security of her family, but she doesn’t have enough money for the repair. For that reason, she’s asked FUSAI for a loan to buy galvanized metal sheets for the roof. Then Isabel de Maria and her family will be far more secure in their home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jodi Nelan

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