A loan of $550 helped para comprar 12 wooden beams, 6 pounds of nails, 500 rods to support the roof and 300 tiles, as well as to pay for labor, because she is adding on to her house.


Mirna Yamileth's story

Mirna is 26 years old. She is in her second year of a general bachelor degree. She is married and her husband works in the Metropolitan Agents Corp (C.A.M, in Spanish). They have 2 children. The oldest is 7 and in third grade. The second one is three and not in school yet. They live alone with their children.

Mirna only has a Solidarity Network pension for income. Her husband also provides money for the home. Previously, she worked as a maid in the city for three years.

The loan she is asking for is to buy wood to do construction on her house. She will buy 12 wooden beams, 6 pounds of nails, 500 rods to support the roof and 300 tiles because she is adding on to her home. The loan will help her to have more protection and more security. She will be able to pay for the labor costs to help her build quickly and not be exposed to the cold, the sun or any other danger.

Her dream is to go out and work and with her earnings be able to build a better house than the one she is building now, as well as help her children be educated and put them on the right road to be successful in the future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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