A loan of $850 helped to pay off a loan that was used for the purchase of some basic household equipment for her home, which is now due.

Lucila Dalila's story

Twenty-seven-year-old Lucila is the eldest daughter of a large family of 9 siblings who grew up close together under the care of their parents, who taught them very good principles, of which love and truthfulness are first and foremost. However, they also taught them to believe in God, and in his fairness.

Being the eldest, she had to help raise her other siblings, and this has transformed her into a second mother. However, she says that it has been difficult to confront life and fight alongside her parents to raise her other siblings, but that she has always put her trust in God. Her parents are together with her still, and some of her siblings; but life has given them satisfactions that fill her with happiness, knowing that she has helped to raise her younger siblings, supporting her parents in everything.

Lucila is a government employee, and she works in the local Health Unit. Since she has been working there, things have improved noticeably for her family and this has made their quality of life better. She comments that she has had to struggle in order to improve her home and to purchase some basic household equipment, so that little by little, things would continue changing in her simple home.

The loan will be used for the repayment of a debt incurred, as she needed a loan for the purchase of the basic household equipment mentioned above, which is now due.

Her plans for the future are to construct a masonry-block house, as the one she currently has is wattle and daub; and she comments that in her heart she has the desire to build a home for her parents where they could live with dignity.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanora Brennan

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