Rosa and her tight-knit family live in Lima. Their love for each other and desire to succeed fills the home. Rosa, 33 years old, runs a small convenience shop, while her husband Luis is self-employed and runs his own auto repair garage from the family home. Together, they work hard to earn enough money to cover the family’s daily expenses and support their two children.
Rosa and Luis are on-going clients of Caja Sullana, a local Water.org partner. Recently, the couple learned about WaterCredit loans. With the family’s own bathroom still needing walls and a roof, they were excited to hear about other clients who had taken out similar loans, called “Credibaño,” to improve household bathrooms.
Eventually, they decided to take out a WaterCredit loan, which allowed them to build the walls and roof their bathroom previously lacked. The bathroom is nearly complete, with finishing touches such as tiles and paint underway. Once complete, the new walls and roof will provide the family with the privacy and security they desired.
Rosa, Luis and their children are excited for their new bathroom. Rosa says the project is very important to her: "For me, a good home should have water and sewer connections as well as a nice bathroom."
The success of this story was made possible by a generous grant from the Caterpillar Foundation.