A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase cement, rocks, and bricks to improve his home.

Elvis Daniel's story

Fifty year-old Elvis lives in an urban area in the Guayaquil suburb. He is single with three adult children. He travels the streets of Guayaquil lending his bricklaying services.

For lack of opportunities and to support his children, he had to start bricklaying, which his father taught him. Little by little and with effort and dedication, he was able to buy the materials he needed to become a professional bricklayer.

Now Elvis does contract work and is in charge of people that help him. His mother lives with him, which is why he wants to improve his house. With the loan he will buy construction materials like cemement, rocks, and bricks.

[He says that] one of the things he wants for his future is to finish building his house, and to continue helping his mother as long as God permits.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Flavia Garcia (vol)

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