A loan of $500 helped to buy materials to finish building her kitchen.

Alejandra's story

Alejandra lives in Totolapan Morelos with her husband, Alejandro, and their two children, Canaldo and Sergio. Alejandra has been working for the last 10 years selling corn that the family grows. She has a cart and goes around the neighborhood and neighboring town selling her product. Alejandro works in the fields and since it is only him and the boys, he rents the land that he is not able to farm on. Alejandra bought a piece of land 15 years ago before meeting Alejandro. Once they started living together they started building and expanding the house little by little. But with the kids and their strenuous work this has been slower than they planned for. Today, the family lives in a two bedroom house with a living room and what they started building as a kitchen.

Alejandro and Alejandra make around $700 USD a month through informal jobs, so accessing credit is impossible for them. For the last three months they have been saving to finish building the kitchen with a proper roof that will protect the stove that they bought after saving for quite some time. Alejandra needs this loan to finish paying for the construction materials. A proper roof and walls for the kitchen will protect their investment in the stove and will give the family a clean place where they can cook and eat. The family will receive supervision visits from certified technicians to monitor the quality and progress of the construction. The new construction will give this family the home they have been dreaming of for so long. Alejandra is aware that dedication and hard work is what makes dreams come true.

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