I am glad that Kiva lets me loan to someone in the United States.
Doretha is an elderly grandmother who is trying to live independently in her home. Doretha is surviving on a fixed income, but has done very well with maintaining her expenses and ensuring that she does not over-extend herself financially.
Despite this, due to her fixed income, she has had difficulty trying to secure the remaining funds needed to replace her roof. The roof is currently well past its expected life and is currently in poor shape. She currently has some funds available, but not enough to fully complete her project.
She is hoping that SELF and Kiva will help her secure a loan that will fit into her tight budget to pay for the remainder of her project.