A loan of $400 helped to buy building supplies.

Reina Isabel's story

Reina, 41, completed second grade. She’s married and her husband works for a post office. They have six children living at home with them; three of them work and three attend the local school. The three that work spend most of their time away.

Reina has been providing snacks at an institution for a year. She’s also baked cakes at home to sell for the last two years. She spends her time alone with her three children because the rest of the family members come home late at night and she looks for ways not to be bored. She also sees the income she earns so she bakes them. She used to work picking coffee during harvest season but noting that this was just seasonal work she decided to start her cake and fried cassava business. Her sister helps her and so do her daughters when they come home from school.

The loan she’s asking Fundación Campo for is to buy five sacks of cement and five metal sheets to build a shed over around a toilet because it’s not working now and it’s very useful and sanitary for the family.

Reina’s dream is to finish building the toilet so that her family will be safe from contracting diseases and contaminating the environment. Also, with the little left over she will buy ingredients needed to make the snacks and to sell the cakes to gradually increase business and profits to move her family forward.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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