A loan of $850 helped to pay for the electricity connection.

María Erlinda's story

María is 42 years old and completed up to the end of fifth grade. She is married and her husband is a farmer. They have five children, four of whom live at home. The children are all in school - the oldest is in third year at high school, while the next two are in seventh and second grade of primary school, respectively. The youngest is at nursery.

María makes a living doing domestic chores and, for 18 years, she has worked with a grinder, which she inherited from her mother. María now owns the grinder and has it in her home. María's eldest daughter helps her with the business. She works with this business from 6am to 11am.

María is applying for this loan from "Fundación Campo" in order to pay the connection charge for electricity, as María's eldest daughter, and her granddaughter, are moving to another house and the need electricity. They have been granted permission to have electricity for the house by the town hall, and this month they will complete all the necessary paperwork.

María hopes that things will go will for her daughter in this new stage of her life. She hopes that her other children will continue to study so as to prepare themselves for the future. María wants to continue working with the grinder so as to give her children everything that they need.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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