A loan of $525 helped working Capital.

Romulo Alberto's story

Mr. Rómulo Álvarez is 62 years old and lives in a home he owns in the Ocucaje district, with his wife and his youngest daughter. Previously he lived in Lima with his 4 children, but his wife was involved in an automobile accident, which killed one of his sons and rendered his wife gravely ill. Thanks to his work as a carpenter he was able to forge ahead and move his family to the city of Ica. He is a hardworking person, and with great effort has purchased the tools necessary for his work. Currently his wife helps him by selling snacks in the areas surrounding his neighborhood. With their income they are providing their daughter, who is dependent on them, with a better education. He is requesting a loan to install a water tank in his home, as this year they’ve had problems with their drinking water service, as well as to purchase lumber so he can build a fence around his carpentry shop and keep his tools and equipment secure. His dream is for his daughter to become a professional and for his carpentry shop to grow. Mr. Álvarez is grateful for the support we can provide him so his business can prosper, thus improving his quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maya Wisnievitz

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