A loan of $1,475 helped to pay for the finishing construction work on his small house.

Juan Carlos's story

Juan Carlos, age 29, lives with his life partner, Lilian. They have three little ones who are dependent upon their income. Juan Carlos works gathering trash for a cleaning company. His salary is barely enough to cover the household expenses.

They currently live in the city of Cochabamba. They live in his brother’s house. They live in only one room, where five people are suffering a great deal due to how uncomfortably they are living.

Therefore, the loan is for the finishing construction work on his small house. With his savings he has managed to buy a plot of land in a place away from the city. Little by little he has managed to complete the initial work.

One of his main goals is to finish building this house so that they can live more comfortably and in their own house. Another of his goals is to continue working hard in order to give them a better standard of living.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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