A loan of $400 helped to carry out improvements to his home.


Pedro Andres's story

Pedro is a 57-year-old single man who lives in the city of Ica, in the district of Santiago. He is a very friendly, hardworking and enthusiastic person with a strong desire to succeed. Unfortunately, Pedro was not able to study for a professional career as, from a very young age, he had to work to help his parents with the household expenses. In his free time he likes playing football with his friends and neighbours, and occasionally takes the opportunity to eat a delicious ceviche [a seafood dish] with his friends.

For a number of years Pedro has worked as a labourer on a farm in his city. Every day, in the very early hours of the morning, he begins his work and can work for about 12 hours. He believes that his business is going well due to his hard work, as he enjoys his job.

Pedro is very grateful to Kiva lenders, as with the help he receives he will be able to make improvements to his home. He wants to be able to finish off his bathroom by installing a toilet, painting and laying flooring. This will mean that Pedro's home will be in a better, adequate, safe and healthy condition, which will improve his own and his family's well-being.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Janice Crossfield



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