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A loan of $500 helped to buy galvanized laminated sheets, nails, and wood, in order to repair her roof and put up a wall.

Maria Vilma's story

María is 55 years old and lives in her own house with her family - her husband - a farmer -, and their two daughters, who are aged 18 and 13 years old. María is an enterprising and hard-working woman, and is very dedicated to her family. Every day María works making and selling artisan chocolate in various parts of the community. In addition, at the weekend, she sell used clothing. For María the most important thing is that her dear family live comfortably and in good conditions. For a number of years, María has known that there is a need to replace the kitchen roof as, due to the weather and the rains, it ias deteriorated and water comes in. The water then damages the few belongings the family has. María also wants to put up a wall so as to create a bedroom. In order to do this María is applying for a loan from "FUSAI" in order to buy galvanized laminated sheets, nails, and wood, in order to do the necessary maintenance on her house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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