A loan of $1,000 helped tools and equipment.


Segundo Silvio's story

Segundo is a master builder. He lives with his wife and three children in Paraíso de Guayaquil (a peri-urban area with dirt roads whose houses are located in the mountains). Since he was a young boy he has been learning to build houses and carry out different household repairs. When he got married he had to put his education into practice in order to be able to support his family. He is currently a master builder and has contracts in a number of places. He works from 7.00am to 6.00pm. He pays an assistant $10.00 a day. With his loan he would like to buy tools and building equipment so that he can work with his own equipment. In the future, he would like to improve his house so that his family can be more comfortable.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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