A loan of $700 helped to buy brick, cement, sand, and iron in order to build a retaining wall to protect the land.

Maria Irma's story

At 44, María works very hard to bring daily sustenance to her home. To date she is separated from her husband, which is why she carries the responsibility of her household. She lives in her own house with her little 9-year-old granddaughter because she helps her daughter care for the young girl. María is known for being enterprising because for a long time she has earned a living selling typical snacks such as chicken tamales and little meat pastries. In this way she earns a living and supports her household.

Given that her land is affected by water currents when it rains, she wishes to build a retaining wall in order to prevent it from further washing away. For this, she asks for a loan from FUSAI in order to buy brick, cement, sand, and iron, and thus begin the construction as soon as possible.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Sawyer

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