A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a piece of land.

Juan Santiago's story

Sr. Juan lives with his wife, Sra. María, in the District of Chinchaya which is located 40 minutes away from the central part of the city. This area is well-known for being a warm place that has several rivers where residents such as Sr. Juan can wash sand and stones. He was born in the town of Cala-Cala but he has lived in Chinchaya for some time. His sand business involves washing the sand and stones in the river. The sand is divided into two categories, fine and ordinary. Both types of sand, along with the stones, are used in construction. Sr. Juan only packages the sand and sells it in buckets in the neighboring areas.

He has worked with Emprender for several years and during this time he has always demonstrated that he is very responsible and thorough with his loan payments. On this occasion, Juan is requesting a loan so that he can pay half of the purchase price for a piece of land in the same area where he lives and works.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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