A loan of $1,050 helped to buy cement, tin roofing, and wood for housing.


Faustino's story

Faustino is 58 years old. He lives with Leonor, who is his partner and with whom he has 5 children, all of whom are now independent. He lives in San Lorenzo, Honduras. That is where he has his house and his business. Faustino’s business is a small grocery store where he sells basic grains, cleaning supplies, milk, dairy products, and all kinds of meat. He tends to his customers, who come to him every day. With the loan he would like to invest in housing improvements because he also rents apartments. With this money he wants to buy the materials to finish building two apartments that he is working on because he buys the materials and builds them himself. With the income from these rooms he will improve his family’s quality of life. Fausto’s (as his friends call him) dream is to build several apartments that he can rent out. San Lorenzo, Honduras – March 2012

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jennifer Day



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