A loan of $450 helped to fit a concrete roof in a bedroom and bathroom.

Gabriel's story

Gabriel is embarking on building his home using the most durable and safe materials. Currently he has a house made of wood, but it is now in very poor condition and he is worried for his family's safety.

He is applying for a loan to finish a bedroom and a bathroom, the construction of which he was able to start upon using his savings. However, he still needs the roof, which he would like to be concrete, and he does not currently have the money required to buy the materials (cement, sand and rods).

Gabriel has spent over 20 years repairing and selling electrical appliances for a living, and with a portion of his profits he plans to pay back the loan. This is the only source of income that he has for his family, as his wife Rosa Alicia takes responsibility for looking after their children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katharine MacVine

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