A loan of $225 helped replace roof of her house.


Melania's story

Melania is 41 years old and lives in the Villa Reconciliación neighborhood. Her husband is a bricklayer and she has a 12-year-old son in elementary school. Melania has had a business selling clothing for the past six years. She started her business with her own money and with help from her husband. Melania plans to use the requested loan to make improvements to her house, including roof repair. To do this, she will purchase zinc sheeting and construction materials. Over the long term the loan will be used to increase her inventory, attract more clients, be able to offer a variety of products to her clients, continue making improvements to her house, and support her son's studies.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Todd Anderson



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