A loan of $2,050 helped to buy materials to renovate her home’s roof.


Jelena's story

Jelena is 41 years old and the married mother of three children, two girls and one boy, ages 15 to 20 years old. She is a housewife, receiving a social pension, and her husband works in a clinic as a support technician, earning a low salary. They all live in a minority community.

Her house needs immediate renovations. Every winter it costs a lot of money to buy coal to keep the house warm.

Jelena is applying for a loan of EUR 1,500 to buy materials to renovate her home’s roof, which has needed repairs for a long time. The damage to the roof is so much that when it is snowing and raining, the water leaks into the home, causing additional damage, drafts, and poor living conditions.

As winter is approaching, she would like to get the roof repaired quickly so that she can keep everyone in the family warm, safe, and healthy.

Jelena hopes in the future to find a job and to offer better living conditions for her family. She is very thankful for all Kiva lenders!



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