A loan of $800 helped to buy materials such as zinc sheets, purlins, cement, and tile, and pay for labor.

Miriam De La Paz's story

Doña Miriam lives in a very poor neighborhood of Managua. She now has two of her sons, who are in public elementary schools, in her care. Her greatest wish is that they finish studying for careers. Miriam is an entrepreneurial person. She was making food and selling it, but it went badly for her, so now she sells cosmetics as a street vendor. She is applying for the loan to invest in improving her home, since the roof is now deteriorated in the main part of the house, and she will also put tile on the floor. With the loan, she will buy materials such as sheets of zinc, purlins, cement, and tile, and also pay for labor.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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