A loan of $1,475 helped to build a house.

Santusa's story

Santusa lives in the community of Colomi. She is 31 years old and a single mother with two small children. She is economically independent. She has income from agriculture. She plants on 2 hectares of her own land where she grows potatoes, oca [a small tuber similar to a potato], and fava beans in rotation. She has experience in this business. Santusa needs the loan to build a house because she currently lives in her grandparent's house, and it is deteriorated. During the rainy season there are a lot of leaks in the roof. The savings that she had she recently spent on agricultural inputs. Santusa would be able to build two small rooms and then be able to live more comfortably with her two children, and also achieve her dream of having her own house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day

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