A loan of $500 helped to buy materials to build a bedroom and a bathroom.


Elica Paula's story

Elica is a single mom of two children. She works selling food, "antojitos," in the market. Raising two kids by herself has been rough, especially now that Zaira, her oldest, is a teenager. However, she is determined to work hard and give her children a better education and a better life. Elica currently lives in a house with a bedroom, living room, and a small kitchen where she prepares the food she sells. She knows Zaira is almost a grown up now and needs her own space, and she is also aware that not having a proper bathroom is becoming a big inconvenience, especially for the young girls.

Elica makes around $400 USD a month, and has no access to credit given she has no formal job and her income is low and variable. She has been saving for the last three months to build a new bedroom for her kids and a bathroom for the family. She is now asking for this loan to pay for materials needed. The family will receive supervision visits from certified technicians to monitor the quality and progress of the construction. The new room will give the kids their own space to play, sleep and study and the bathroom will provide a healthier life and more privacy for the family. Elica is aware that her kids are growing up and need their own space, and she wants to make sure they can have healthy and proper development during the rest of their youth.



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