A loan of $1,025 helped to build a kitchen and area to wash clothes.

Ivonne's story

Ivonne is a friendly, hard working woman from Puerto Cabezas. She is 44 years old, single mother of a teenager that is succeeding with his mother’s help, despite the health problems he suffers.

Ivonne’s twenty-four years of teaching experience has helped her get her son ahead. Recently, she requested a loan to improve her home, her kitchen in particular. She installed nice tiles and constructed a covered porch and laundry area. She travels with her son to Managua for his medical appointments.

Her dream is to continue supporting her son through each stage of his life so that he becomes a successful professional, ensure that her son has monthly medical exams to follow-up his illness, and to gradually repair her home to improve her quality of life.

Previously, she received a loan from Pana that allowed her to install a ceiling in her home, and pay for a medical check-up for her small and only son, who is her reason for living

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz

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