A loan of $1,300 helped to buy construction materials to improve her house.

Graciela's story

Graciela is a married lady, age 50. She has four grown children, three men and one woman, with whom she lives in the Department of Suchitepéquez.

Graciela explains that she has two occupations, which are selling groceries and raising pigs. These two occupations have helped her to contribute to her family’s finances. She has been engaged in these two occupations—taught to her by her father with great kindness and thoughtfulness—for 25 years now, and to date, they continue to be productive with respect to the generation of income and earnings.

She has noticed that these businesses are fairly profitable, so she is seeking a loan of 10,000 Quetzals for the purchase of construction materials to improve her house. She will repay the loan by means of her businesses.

She is a woman who has dreams, and one of these is to ensure a decent home for her family, so that in the future they will have good living conditions.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanora Brennan

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