Total loan: $8,575


Port St. Lucie, FL, United States / Housing

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A loan helped to pay for a new air conditioning unit that will greatly improve the living conditions within his home for himself as well as his family.

Carl's story

Carl is a disabled U.S. Army veteran and devoted husband and father. He works full-time as a mechanic to provide for his family.

The old air conditioner in their home stopped working, and temperatures in Florida often exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit during the hot summer months. This loan will finance a new energy-efficient AC system to provide basic comfort and livability for a disabled U.S. Army veteran and his family.

Carl and his wife suffered a major setback when the U.S. housing market collapsed and they were forced to declare bankruptcy; however, they have worked diligently ever since to pay back all of their debt and re-establish their credit.

Currently, Carl’s only affordable option is to obtain a Kiva loan for the new AC system. Repayment of the loan will also help Carl continue to rebuild his credit, and the energy savings from the new AC can then be used to help repay this loan.