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

Zedei Bestabe's story

Zedei lives in Totolapan with her husband Irving and their son Kevin. They live near her mother and grandmother. This makes it really easy for Zedei to drop Kevin with her grandma every morning and then walk to the market, where she sells cooked meals with her mother. Zedei has been working at the market for over three years. Irving works as a farmer in the fields of their neighbors. Zedei and Irving have been married for a little more than three years.

Every month they use some of their income to build more of their house. They have come a long way but still there are some additions to be made. Right now the family uses Zedei's mother's bathroom, next to their own house. She is happy to help them and have them there every evening when they shower, but for the family this arrangement has become a little uncomfortable. They also want to build a bedroom for Kevin since he is growing up very fast and may be joined by a sibling soon.

Zedei and Irving make around $600 USD a month. Since they are both informally self employed, they have no way of showing their income and therefore have no access to formal credit. With their loan they will receive all the building materials they need as well as technical assistance and supervision from certified technicians, who will monitor and supervise the construction work to make sure that all quality and safety standards are met.

Zedei is excited to see her house and her dreams grow, but most of all, she is excited to build a beautiful house where Kevin and her future children will grow up.

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