A loan of $275 helped to buy traditional dance costumes.


Jose Luis's story

José is a 20-year-old young man, who is single and living in the city of Nazca with his parents and siblings. Despite being so young, he is very kind, hardworking and enthusiastic, with a great desire to excel. Thanks to the efforts and support of his parents, he is studying for a law degree that he wishes for. In his spare time he likes to relax listening to some music and sometimes cooking a delicious chicken and rice dish to share with his family.

On his own initiative, with much effort and enthusiasm, José works everyday as a waiter in a restaurant in his city. Every morning, he begins his work in the early hours. He can work approximately 8 hours and believes in doing well by his good performance and by providing friendly service to others.

Jose is very grateful to Kiva borrowers, and thanks to the help he can purchase dance costumes that are traditional to his city. This way, he can rent these garments to earn more income. With gradual saving, in the not too distant future he will be able to start his own business selling and renting costumes. He will struggle to achieve his dream of becoming a great lawyer and having his own house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Angela Yeh



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