A loan of $800 helped to change the roofing material on her house.

Ana Patricia's story

Ana is 31 years old. She studied up until 6th grade. She lives with her husband and her 3 children who, because they are young, do not yet help her with her work. For approximately 6 years Ana has made a living selling a thick, corn-based warm drink in the mornings. She goes out to sell it to all the houses in the community where she lives. This work has been in Ana's family for generations, and she has to get up every day at 3 a.m. to make what she sells.

She needs this loan to change the roofing material on her house, because it is very damaged. She will also build a small cement wall around her house to stop water from leaking in during the winter. Ana's priority is to improve her housing to have better safety. She does not want her family to live in a house that poses a threat to daily living.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lesley Walker

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