A loan of $500 helped to buy zinc-coated steel sheets and wood, and to pay for manual labor to repair the roof of her home.


Maria Ofelia's story

Ofelia is 36 years old and lives with her mother and four children. One of her children is grown while the others are 17, 15 and 13 years old. Her grandson also lives with them. She is an entrepreneurial woman who makes a living selling fruits and vegetables. She has also been selling sweet bread and cookies as a street vendor for 18 years. Ofelia wants to repair the patio roof of her home. As shown in the photograph, the roof is in poor condition. For this reason she requests a loan from FUSAI to buy zinc-coated steel sheets and wood, and to pay for manual labor to repair the roof of her home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kelly Fletcher



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