A loan of $1,550 helped to finish the construction and roofing of his home.

Pedro Faustino's story

Pedro is a 26 year old man. He is single and lives in the city of Ica. He is a very kind, hardworking and enthusiastic. He has a great desire to overcome. Lamentably, because of a lack of economic resources and the need to work from a very young age to help his parents and cover his expenses, Pedro could not study to be a professional architect like he wanted to, but he would really like to be able to do it. In his spare time, he likes to listen to music and on some occasions he cooks a delicious dish of rice with chicken to share with his family.

Thanks to the support of his brother, and with a lot of determination and enthusiasm, Pedro works providing transportation services. He relies on a rickshaw which he uses to work. Every day, very early in the morning he starts his work. He leaves to travel the streets of his city in search of clients. He also teaches traditional dances. Pedro can work approximately eight hours a day and he believes that it is going well because of his dedication and the kind treatment he gives his customers.

Pedro is very grateful for the Kiva lenders because thanks to the help provided he will be able to finish the construction and roofing of his home. In this way, Pedro will have an adequate home where he can live in better conditions which will provide him with security and wellbeing. As such, he hopes to continue working and striving so that in the future he can have his own automobile and thus increase his business in order to be able to get ahead.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mallie Al-Khafaji

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