A loan of $1,000 helped to buy textbooks and pay for his apprenticeship.

Estalin Damian's story

Estalin Damian, 21, is single and has no children; he lives with his parents in Guaranda, Bolívar Province. He works nights as a waiter in a grilled meat restaurant and has requested the loan to buy textbooks and pay for his apprenticeship.

With help from the loan he will be able to be at peace because he’ll have money to complete his apprenticeship. He will buy the books in Riobamba. His dream is to become a good auto mechanic and to have his own business.

The challenge faced in this case is competition however he will put all his effort into becoming a good, well-recognized professional. In his free time he enjoys playing and caring for his parents.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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