A loan of $1,000 helped to buy blacks, sand, cement, and iron to build a room.

Milagro De La Paz's story

Milagro is 27 years old. She went to school up to the ninth grade. She is married and her husband works as a security guard 37 kilometers from their house. He works 36 hour shifts.

Milagro has to go through her house doing the housework and checking on the basic grains crops that she has planted with her husband. She also has to care for her son, who is in pre-school, and a niece who is in sixth grade.

She does the housework but she also farms, since her father taught this to her since she was a child. When her mother died she had to do the housework.

With the loan, she will buy blocks, sand, cement, and iron to build a room. She thinks that her house needs a little more space, and she also wants to become independent from her father, because she lives in the same house as him. This way, she can spend all of her time caring for her son and the baby who is about to be born. In the future, she wants to finish her house where she can care for her children and for them to grow and be upright people in the community who are hardworking and responsible. She wants to provide them with the education that she couldn't have so that they can have good jobs and work well in the community.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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