A loan of $775 helped to buy materials such as wood, nails, buckets, ropes, etc.

Alejandro Gabino's story

Alejandro is a 33-year-old, single man who lives in the town of Camaná. He is a very friendly, hard-working, enthusiastic person who has a great desire to make progress in life and help his parents. He would like to return all the care and support his parents have given to him over the years. Unfortunately, because he needed to work and cover his expenses, Alejandro was not able to study for a degree. He would have liked to have studied to become a civil engineer. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer with his siblings and neighbors. Sometimes they make the most of being together and enjoy eating delicious 'chupe de camarones' together.

Thanks to his entrepreneurial spirit and the support of his family, Alejandro works in the building trade. He is a master builder. He gets up early in the morning and works around 10 hours a day in his job. He can serve an average of 8 customers a month. He is happy in his work because his father taught him the art of building and he would like to continue in the family tradition.

Alejandro is very grateful to Kiva lenders because, thanks to their help, he will be able to buy the materials he needs for his work such as wood, nails, buckets, ropes, etc. This will allow him to have all the tools he needs to carry out his work. He hopes that it will enable him to serve more customers and increase his income. In the not-so-distant future he would like to use this money to buy a motorcycle taxi so that he can work with it as well and continue helping his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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