A loan of $1,175 helped to improve the house by plastering, painting, and installing water pipes.

Gustavo Omar's story

Gustavo is a 21 year old young man who lives in the city of Chincha. The city is known for its joy, warm climate, and beautiful beaches. Likewise, its inhabitants are people with a marvelous talent for preparing their typical dishes. It is a city where one of the country's typical dances, the 'festejo' is danced.

Due to his few financial resources, Gustavo Omar started to work when he was very young. He needed to support his parents. However, thanks to this effort, and above all, his enthusiasm, he managed to study for a career as a machine maintenance technician.

Gustavo works day to day as the plant machine maintenance operator at an agricultural company. He also sometimes does extra jobs like, for example, electrical and plumbing jobs, among others. He believes that it is going well for him in his work because he is very responsible with his work. Above all, he has a great desire to get ahead.

Gustavo is very grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the help they have given him, he will be able to make improvements to the house where he lives. He will mainly plaster the walls, paint, install water pipes, and do other work. This way he will be able to improve their quality of life. He will continue working very hard to be able to fulfill his biggest dream: Having his own house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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