A loan of $300 helped to buy a battery and an inverter.

Dominga Antonia's story

Dominga lives in the community of Punta Ñata. She managed to finish elementary school with the support of her parents. She also learned how to do the household chores. She fell in love when she was a teenager and married the man who is now her husband and the father of her four children.

Her husband makes a living in agriculture growing corn and beans, and Dominga raises and fattens pigs to sell. She also works in the fields during the coffee harvest. As both of them work and contribute to the household expenses, the responsibility of supporting their two children is not so difficult. Also, the older ones work and help with the food expenses because they still live at home.

There's no electricity in the community. Dominga already knows the benefits of using solar panels because a while ago they bought one and it's working very well for them. With this current loan she's going to buy some components for the solar energy system that need to be fixed so the system will function at a hundred percent.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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