A loan of $1,100 helped to buy construction material to finish his house.

Francisco's story

Francisco Marcelo P. Cadena, age 45, is from the city of Ibarra. He is in a common-law marriage, and he does not have children. He has an elementary school education.

Francisco started working as a bricklayer’s helper when he was 11 years old. In time he acquired experience, and now he makes his own designs for houses. He specializes in building a mix of brick facade and wood. He currently works with four helpers.

He now lives in a rented apartment. However, he is currently building his own house on land that he inherited.

He is requesting to loan to be able to buy the needed material to finish his house. In the future he will be able to give his children the amenities that he never had.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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