A loan of $1,150 helped to buy construction materials to build a house.

Magdaleno's story

Magdaleno is 25 years old, single, and lives with his aunt and cousins in the Chuitinamit neighborhood of the municipality of San Antonio Palopó in the Sololá department of Guatemala.

Magdaleno describes himself as a hard-working person, and he says he wants to help his family get ahead. Magdaleno works two jobs. For the past ten years he has worked mornings as a mason. Eight years ago he also began working evenings as a fisherman. He says he enjoys fishing, and the income is good, which lets him help with his family’s expenses.

Magdaleno says he earns a good income because he has 18 years of experience in both jobs. He is requesting a loan of 9,000 GTQ to buy construction materials such as cement, gravel and iron bars to build his own home. He says his dream is to finish building his home so that he can give his family a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Graham Robinson

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