A loan of $1,050 helped improve dwelling.


Maximo's story

Mr. Maximo Gómez Z. is 46 years old and lives with his wife Mrs. Castillo Cahua Liliana who is 33. She has an 11-year-old son from a prior engagement and with her husband she has a 1-year-old daughter. They have been together for 8 years and Mr. Moisés considers the older son as his own and he worries about the necessities of the family. They both work, he has been in transportation for more than 10 years as he has his own vehicle (TICO) and his wife works independently as a cook in restaurants as well as for individuals who request her service for some celebration. They own their house which is located in Calle 18 de Febrero - Parcona - Ica. Before the earthquake it was made of adobe with well-finished details, unfortunately it was destroyed by the natural disaster but they have succeeded in rebuilding part of their home with their effort.

They request a loan to build the roof as it is made of corrugated iron which supplies too much heat in summer. On the other hand the rainy season is approaching in Peru and they do not want their children to have the same experience as last year. They both have good references, but have practically no properties as they were lost 2 years ago.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer lene struck



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