A loan of $1,250 helped to improve her home in order to offer more security and protection from harsh weather.


Miriam's story

Miriam is from Puerto Cabezas. She is 51 years old, and the single mother of five children. Since 1995 she has had a small grocery store located in her own home. In her small store she sells various products such as basic staples and snacks.

She has been accessing loans through Pana Pana for 14 years, which has allowed her to improve her home by stages with the goal of having a secure place to live that protects her from harsh weather. Currently she is carrying out roof repairs to the home by means of the profits she earns from her business. It has also allowed her to support her children and strive for their sake.

Recently she has requested a new loan to gradually expand and improve her home, with the aim of living in a secure and decent way, and moving forward little by little and improving her quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie



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