A loan of $200 helped to make improvements to his home.

Rolando Alcides's story

Rolando is a 45-year-old, happily married man. He lives in the town of Pucallpa with his wife and four small children, whom he loves dearly and who are his main reason for living. He is a friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic person who, together with his wife, dedicates all of his efforts to ensure that his family get ahead. Rolando was not able to study to become a professional because, from a very young age, he had to work, in order to help his parents with the household expenses. However, he would very much have liked to have been able to study to be a car mechanic. In his free time he likes to play football with his friends and neighbours, and sometimes his wife spoils him and cooks him delicious chicken with rice.

With a lot of determination and dedication, and thanks to the help of a friend, Rolando set up his small business cutting keys. He starts work early in the morning every day. He has about 10 hours of work, and thinks that his business is going well because of the quality of his work and the friendly way he deals with his customers.

Rolando is very grateful for the Kiva loans, as thanks to the help that they provide, he will be able to make some improvements to his home by painting and decorating it. In this way, Rolando hopes to provide a more adequate and safe environment, where his family can live safely. In this way, he will continue working and striving to achieve his dream of owning his own hardware store and of seeing his children grow up to be good professionals.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ana Maria Edlin

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