A loan of $1,000 helped to buy building supplies and to pay labor costs.


Ermelinda Del Carmen's story

Ermelinda del Carmen lives in the municipality of Condega located about 35 kilometers north of the city of Estelí. She’s an auxiliary nurse and single mother of two daughters who are university students. She pays for their schooling costs with her own effort. She has resided in a house of her own for about 14 years.

Ermelinda del Carmen is a professional nurse employed by the Ministry of Health. She’s been doing this hard work daily for 23 years non-stop since it’s her only source of income for family support.

She came by the Ceprodel offices to request a loan to build one of the bathrooms at home from the project that Ceprodel in conjunction with the city of Condega is carrying out to provide sanitary water and better health conditions to Condega’s residents.

She’s very positive and hopes that the loan will be approved so that she can be improving her house’s conditions and thus her and her daughters’ living conditions with the acquisition of a bathroom and improved sanitary services. She states that she needs this loan because her monthly income is insufficient for her to take on the entire cost of this investment on her own.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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