A loan of $700 helped to buy cement, sand, iron bars and gravel to build a retaining wall in order to secure her home and land.


Zoila Esperanza's story

Zoila is 52 years old and lives with her husband in a home that they own. He is a mason, and he helps her with the household expenses. For quite some time now, Zoila has worked as porter for her community’s school.

Together with her husband, Zoila was able to build her own home, which she says is their only asset. Zoila says that the land around her home is currently eroding, and that she needs to build a retaining wall because her home is affected when it rains.

Zoila is requesting this loan from Kiva and the field partner to buy cement, sand, iron bars and gravel to build a retaining wall as soon as possible, in order to secure her home and land.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Graham Robinson



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