A loan of $575 helped for home improvements, the repair of roof, repairing of cracks.

Pedro Carlos's story

Pedro is 53 years old, he lives with his wife with whom he has 2 children who are already adults. His home is located in the district of Parcona, which is characterized by warm weather all year round, as well as being known for developing agriculture, in particular cultivating cotton, grapes, asparagus, paprika and so on.

When he has a bit of spare time, Pedro really likes to go out for walks with his wife as Pedro says it is always good to take your mind off problems, sometimes he asks his wife to prepare one of his favourite dishes, the delicious seafood dish 'ceviche'. Given his low economic resources, he obtained secondary school education, but would have like to have studied Electronics.

Everyday Pedro works as a taxi driver, like many people in our country, he works in this type of business as it is the only means to financially support his family and with which he can get ahead. He works around 10 hours a day and can serve up to 40 customers in the day. He believes that his business is going well for him as he is very friendly with the customers and above all because he is very charismatic with the customers.

Pedro is very thankful to the Kiva lenders as it is thanks to the help they gave him that he will be able to make improvements to his home such as the roof repairs, repairing of cracks, with which he will have a home in better condition that is more secure for his family. In this manner, he will be able to continue working and fighting every day to achieve his greatest dream "Having a better quality of life".

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine

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