A loan of $600 helped to buy construction materials and pay for labor.

Cristina Leaner's story

Doña Cristina is a handler in a veterinary clinic, her husband is a driver, and they have a 5-year-old son under their care. They have both gotten ahead in life with their own effort. By saving a little of their salary each month, they have begun to erect the walls of their home, though they still lack plaster, the floor, and other improvements.

Her greatest concern is that her son will get sick from the grit that comes out of the walls and the unsanitary condition of the floor since she does not currently have the resources to continue the investment. Faced with this need, Cristina has asked for a loan to buy cement, sand, and gravel; and to pay for the labor to tile her house and plaster the walls. This way she can enjoy the environment and improve the condition of her home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Sawyer

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