A loan of $325 helped to buy laminate to replace the laminate on her roof.


Yanira Del Carmen's story

Yanira is 33 years old. She is separated from her husband and has two children who live with her. One goes to school and the other has special needs. No one else lives with them and only the two children depend on her income. She studied up to Grade 6.

She works in a house as a domestic. She has been working for the same employer for the past 4 years so she feels confident of keeping her employment. She has no other economic activity. She travels 3 km to get to work and her hours are from 7am to 2 pm.

The loan Yanira is requesting is to purchase laminate to replace the laminate that is on the roof of her house. It is in poor shape and when it rains the water seeps through into the house. It needs to be improved so that the living conditions in the house are acceptable. Her dream is to be able to continue her work in the house she works in and doing this make more income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo



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