A loan of $575 helped to make home improvements.

Pedro's story

Pedro is 59 years old, single, and lives in the city of Camaná. He is a very friendly, hardworking and enthusiastic person, whose greatest wish is to get ahead in life. Unfortunately he needed to start working at a very young age in order to support his parents and help out with family expenses, so he was unable to study a professional career even though he would have liked to very much. In his free time, he likes to play soccer with his friends, and he will occasionally cook a delicious shrimp soup to share with his family.

With much effort and enthusiasm, Pedro works as a driver of his own moto-taxi. Every day he begins his work very early in the morning, patrolling the streets of his city in search of passengers. He works approximately 10 hours per day and is pretty successful given his knowledge of the area and the friendly treatment he gives to his clients.

Pedro is very grateful for the Kiva lenders, as because of their help he will be able to make home improvements including painting and installing a new floor among others. As a result, Pedro will have a home with better conditions, which will improve his well-being and allow him to continue to work to get ahead.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kaitlyn Godfrey

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