A loan of $500 helped to buy wood, iron, and tile, and to pay for labor to repair the kitchen in her home.


Maria Melida's story

Melida, 56 years old, lives with her 2 grandchildren, 10 and 13, both of whom go to school. She is a hardworking woman who makes her living as a domestic servant. Her daughter had to move abroad to provide her children and her mother a better quality of life. Melida wants to repair the kitchen because, as can be seen in this photograph, it is quite dilapidated; so she is applying for a loan from FUSAI to buy wood, iron, and tile, and to pay for labor to repair the kitchen in her home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Philip Hess



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