A loan of $650 helped to build a room.

Jorge Alberto's story

Jorge Alberto arrived at this border city thirty years ago seeking a better quality of life and to date has been attaining it by means of much effort. He’s had Kiva help for his grocery store and has used his previous loans to buy merchandise that has led to an increase in his income. Now, he wants a new loan to build a room where he plans to expand the business into to have a more spacious house his wife and he can live in. Jorge is noted for being a very hardworking, responsible, enterprising person because besides having this business he also has a steady job in a vehicle importation firm. He plans to repay the loan with income from both activities and increase his house’s value. Jorge wants to increase his profits with help from his wife who will be tending to the business while he’s at work. In this way, he insures a good future for them for when they are no longer able to work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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