A loan of $700 helped to purchase concrete blocks, cement, steel, sand and gravel to continue building her retaining wall.


María Esperanza's story

María is 46 and lives in her own home along with her husband and two adolescent children. She has installed in her home a small grocery shop where she sells items such as sugar, rice, and beans, as well as different types of candies and sodas. With the earnings from her sales, she has been able to get ahead and support her husband who works as a bricklayer.

She has sought a loan through FUSAI in order to continue the construction of a retaining wall. (The photo shows her progress so far.) In order to do this she needs to purchase concrete blocks, cement, steel, sand and gravel. Once the wall is finished, it will keep her property from continuing to erode. It will also give her more room to allow for future expansion of her shop.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert



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