A loan of $525 helped to purchase cement, sand, iron, blocks and tiles.

Teresa Del Rosario's story

Teresa lives in an area where most people are very poor and have limited resources. The area also has a high crime rate. Teresa is 34 years old and the mother of 3 children, the oldest of whom is 16 years old. They attend public school and Teresa sells jewelry from her home and by order. Teresa does have the economic support of her husband.

This will be her first experience with taking out a loan. She is requesting a loan to purchase construction items to install plumbing and to begin constructing a wall in front of her home. The construction of the wall is particularly important and urgent because when it rains the water carries away the earth, leaving dangerous holes which can impact the foundation of the house. Because of this, Teresa needs to pursue construction projects which will provide security and hygiene to their family home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kati Mayfield

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