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

Josefina's story

Josefina works with her husband, Felix, growing and selling avocados. They have four kids and currently live in a house with a tin roof and no bathroom. Josefina says she is used to having no proper bathroom. She grew up not having one and never expected to. But now, she sees her kids bathing with a bucket every morning and having to use a latrine which is not very sanitary.

Felix and Josefina have been saving for some time to make the necessary additions to their home. They know that a proper roof and a complete bathroom will not only make life more comfortable but also healthier. They are asking for a loan to finish paying for the materials they need to build the bathroom and a cement roof instead of the tin roof they currently have.

Josefina and Felix make around $600 USD a month, and they have no access to other types of credit. The family will receive supervisory visits from certified technicians to monitor the quality and progress of the construction. The new construction will give their children and the rest of the family more privacy and a healthier life. The family looks forward to cooler summers and warmer winters. Josefina is aware that dedication and hard work is what and will give her family a better life.

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