A loan of $300 helped to buy galvanized sheet, cement, sand, brick and iron to build a retaining wall and the patio roof of the house.

Emelina Gladis's story

Emelina is 52 years old and lives in her own house with her 27 year old daughter, her 26 year old son and her young granddaughter who is 5 years old. Like many Salvadorean women, her main source of income is selling tortillas (food preparation based on corn dough), which she sells from her house. For many years this business has allowed her to support her household and give what is needed to her children, who are now adults and help with the household finances. Emelina has made the decision to request a loan to FUSAI in order to invest it in building a retaining wall and to build the roof of the patio of her house. For this she needs materials such as: galvanized sheet, cement, sand, brick and iron.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Mueller

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