A loan of $975 helped to make improvements on his house.


Luis Alfonso's story

Luis is a 21-year-old single man who lives in the city of Chincha with his parents and siblings. He's a very pleasant, hardworking, and enthusiastic person with a great desire for self-improvement. Unfortunately, because he didn't have the financial resources and had to work from a young age to help his parents, he was unable to undertake professional studies, although he would have enjoyed doing so very much. In his free time he likes to play soccer, and sometimes he eats a delicious "carapulcra con sopa seca" [a Peruvian stew].

On his own initiative, and with a lot of hard work and commitment, Luis works in a construction supply business. He starts work very early every day and can work approximately 12 hours in shifts. He believes it's going well for him because he's responsible and dedicated to his job.

Luis is very grateful to the Kiva lenders because thanks to their help he'll be able to make improvements on his house. He wants to be able to do the plastering, painting, and installations. This way his house will be in better condition, suitable and safe for his and his family's greater well-being.

Luis expects to continue working and making the effort to achieve his big dream of having his own house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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