Gilberto wants to build a wall, and that is why he needs the loan, since he does not have the necessary money to purchase materials - which are blocks, cement, and rods - and to pay the person in charge of making the improvement.
One of the most valuable changes for Gilberto is to keep his home protected, since he works at night and is only at home during the day. He is living alone at the moment, and therefore his house is empty at night.
About Housing Loans
Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.
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