A loan of $800 helped to buy 200 blocks, 10 bags of cement and 2 quintals (200 kg) of iron. His father will do the necessary repairs in their house, which has deteriorated over time.


Mayra Mirtala's story

Mayra is a 20-year old woman who studied up to high-school. Due to the lack of resources, she could not attend college. She lives with her husband, who works in an internet café, and their two children, aged 1 and 2. Mayra works as assistant in a mayor's office. She has had this job for five years and feels good about it. She decided to work as an assistant due to her financial situation and currently needs to travel by bus for an hour every day to arrive at 7am. She works until 3.30pm and then finds it difficult to arrive home. She is requesting a loan to Credicampo to buy 200 blocks, 10 bags of cement and 2 quintals (200 kg) of iron. His father will do the necessary repairs at home. Their house has deteriorated over time, which is why she wants to make improvements and provide his husband and children with better life conditions. She also would like to continue with her college studies. Mayra has always wanted to have her own house and to attend university. She also wants to give the best study opportunities to her children. Thanks to the loan, she will be able to make plans and request additional loans in the future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Alcaina



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