A loan of $1,125 helped to make improvements to his home.

Julio Manuel's story

Julio is a young man of 22 who lives in the city of Nazca, a city characterized by its warm climate and generous people. He is hard working and above all always has a smile to offer others. In his free time, Julio enjoys listening to music and as a good Peruvian he likes his food. One of his favorite dishes is the delicious lentil dish "lentejitas". Julio studied until the fifth grade of secondary education, but would have liked study engineering.

Julio works as a chauffeur. He works around six hours a day, serving up to 20 clients per day. On some days he works as a laborer in the mines in his city, and he does this to make some extra money. He always does well because he is honest, above all else. Julio says that he believes his business is doing because he is very friendly and respectful to his customers.

July is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, and thanks to the help they have given he can make improvements to his home and achieve a better quality of life. This allows him to keep fighting every day to fulfill his bigger dreams, "to finish building his house. "

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Fiona Craig

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