A loan of $325 helped to buy sand, cement, and grit and to pay for labor.

Elvia's story

Elvia, age 24, has three dependent children. She is from the Guayabo community in the Nacaome Valley in southern Honduras. She lives in her own house with her husband.

For two years she has been selling fresh food and sweets like tacos, enchiladas, ‘tajaditas’ [fried plantains], and churros, etc. Her customers are the students at the neighboring school. Her customers are also friends and people who come to her house every day. Elvia is a hard-working woman with the desire to get ahead. This is because she has three children to get ahead. She has her own house, and her husband helps her in the home.

Elvia is requesting the loan to buy sand, cement, and grit and to pay for labor. She wishes to plaster her house in order to improve her quality of life. She is happy to continue working with Prisma and Kiva. This is the second loan she has requested.

Her dream is for her house to be beautiful.

San Lorenzo, Honduras April, 2014

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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