A loan of $750 helped to buy construction materials for making improvements on her home.

Maria Del Carmen's story

Maria is a 22-year-old single woman who lives in the city of Pisco with her parents. She is very hard-working and enthusiastic, and has a grand desire to get ahead. Thanks to her efforts and the help of her parents, Maria has been able to study for a technical career in nursing.

On her own initiative, Maria works as a nurse in her city's medical center. She works every day for approximately 10 hours and feels that all goes well, due to her dedication and good performance.

Maria is very grateful to Kiva investors, since with their offer of help, she will be able to buy construction materials to carry out improvements on her home. And, thus, she will continue working and striving to reach her grand dream of being a great professional.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD

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