A loan of $825 helped to buy sand, cement, gravel and cinder blocks.

Maria Nicolasa's story

María Nicolasa, who lives in a marginal neighborhood in Managua, is very hardworking. She currently works selling cosmetics to her neighbors and friends. She also works as a housekeeper. She makes her living in this way, in order to make improvements to her house, which she has been doing in stages.

She is applying for this loan in order to continue progressing in improving her house. Now with this loan, she will plaster the walls, tile the floor and close a separation that has corrugated metal sheets. Now she will do it in concrete. This will allow for greater comfort for her family.

María Nicolasa is very happy for this long-term financial support that Kiva and Afodenic provide, because she alone could not cover this cost with a single payment, due to her low income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Deepa Ramesh

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