Total loan: $925


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Xochimilco, CDMX, Mexico / Housing

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Gelacio's story

Gelacio lives in Xochimilco with his wife Luz, his sons Roberto and Fabian and the light in his eyes, his daughter, Ximena who all appear in the photo. Gelacio makes a living by singing norteño songs at weddings, events and even for tourists who visit the famous trajineras in Xochimilco. Gelacio loves his job, although it is an informal job and limits access to loans from other institutions. He is excited to have the opportunity to request a loan to build his house. Gelacio and Luz started living in this temporary home almost six years ago. It was something they thought as temporary but soon they had kids and plans did not turned out as expected. Their house is all made of tin, which makes it cold in winter and extremely hot in summer. Water comes in underneath the walls when it rains. Gelacio wants to give his family a better life. He has been saving to build a proper home.

He is requesting this loan to start building the foundations. Gelacio will receive technical training and supervision to ensure that the house meets all the safety and quality standards. He will also continue saving so that once this phase is done, he can move on to construction. Gelacio and Luz have made a plan and have taken precautions they did not take before to make sure this time the plan is not derailed. To them, building a house is a priority for their family and the well being of their kids.