A loan of $600 helped to buy tiles and wood and pay for the labor.


Yessenia Mabel's story

Yessenia, 28 did not go to school however she knows how to read and write a little bit. She has a partner. Her husband works as a farmer (he grows corn, beans and sorghum) and her daughter goes to nursery school. They are the three that live in the house. She takes care of the house, sometimes she helps her husband with the farming and sometimes she works in a nursery run by a cooperative in the area. She is requesting a loan to replace the roof of her home since the current wood and tile has deteriorated. She will buy tiles and wood and pay for the labor. She dreams of having a job to help her husband with the expenses. She also wants her daughter to get ahead in her studies. At the moment the money they get is for the family expenses and to pay for the loan. Although she thinks that if it weren't for the loan, she would not have been able to do what she has done so far, which is improve the house little by little.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofie Bjorksten



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