A loan of $1,600 helped repair her roof before winter rains come.

María Isabel's story

Maria is 57 years old. She is married, and studied through the ninth grade. She has four children, but they don't live with her now. She wakes up at 5:00am, and alongside her husband, they start their daily work.

Maria is a farmer, an occupation that she learned from her mother as a small child. She and her husband walk the 1 kilometer to their parcel of land where they plant together in the morning. In the afternoon, she makes typical food, such as tamales, atol, and yuca, and her husband works as guard in a plant.

The loan that she is seeking is to repair the roof of their home. It is damaged currently, and when winter comes, the water will come in and damage their things. In the future, she plans to build a snack stand where she will sell the food she prepares and thus earn greater income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Skoglund

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