A loan of $375 helped to build a room.

Luis's story

Luis is a young 29-year-old. He lives in Nazca, a city characterized by its hot climate and the majestic Nazca Lines which draw countless tourists. Luis, like a good Peruvian, likes food. His favourite dish is the rich Adobo de Pollo. Luis studied until the fifth grade of secondary school, but he would have liked to study civil engineering. Luis lives with his partner, and they have a little four-year-old who is in primary school.
Luis currently works as a bricklayer, building homes and other buildings. He works approximately eight hours a week and is able to serve one or two clients per day. He works hard, and he believes that it is going very well for him because he does good work, and because he goes door to door and to construction sites to offer his services. Clients know him and recommend his services.
Luis is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to your help he will be able to build a room. His home is inadequate at the moment, and his little son gets sick often in the winter months. With this improvement, he will be able to offer his son a better quality of life as well as security for their whole family. Luis will continue to work very hard because he wants to achieve one of his dearest dreams: "To give my son a good education and to be a contractor on big projects."

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper

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