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A loan of $875 helped to add a room to his house.

Andres's story

Andrés is 26 years old, he is married with Cinthia and they have a 8-year-old son. Andrés is a very resourceful and hardworking person, and he is currently asking for his fourth loan to our institution to enlarge his house. He and his wife work for the same "maquiladora" (a bonded assembly plant set up by a foreign firm near the US border), and he says he likes working there because of the benefits. He is also a blacksmith, and in the evenings he works in his workshop set in his house, producing all kinds of items such as doors and protections for windows. Andrés hopes to continue counting on the loans.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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