A loan of $775 helped to buy materials to install windows, doors and cement floor to her house.


Marcelina's story

Marcelina has worked in the field for as long as she can remember. Being a single mom always gave her more responsibilities and more energy, she believes, to endure the hardships of labor. Marcelina lives now with her two youngest children. Although she gets a pension because of her age, she still does some work to cover the household expenses. In total, she makes around $800 USD as her monthly income. When she started receiving her pension, she expanded her house to include a bedroom, a living room, and a larger kitchen. However, she soon found that she miscalculated the expenses and did not have the right technical knowledge to do it alone and applied for a credit and technical assistance. Given her age and low income, Marcelina is not able to apply for a credit with other institutions. She is asking for this credit to buy materials needed to complete the house by installing windows, door and replace the dirt floor with cement. Marcelina will receive technical assistance and supervision visits by expert architects to make sure the construction work is not only finished, but also built for lasting quality. Marcelina is excited to see her house improvements completed; she has been investing for some years trying to complete it so she can live more comfortably. Now, with guidance and help, she'll be able to do so.



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