A loan of $1,300 helped to make some home improvements.


Carlos Manuel's story

Carlos, 34, lives in the warm city of Chincha with his wife and two children who are 15 and 8 years of age. Carlos is a loving father who above all is very tenacious. Since he was a boy he learned how to earn his livelihood with the sweat of his brow since his parents were of humble means and sometimes their income was insufficient to cover household expenses so Carlos worked to help them out. As time passed, Carlos was able to finish his secondary education but would have liked to have gone to university.

Carlos works day to day as a driver for a firm. He works about 8 hours daily and is able to cover household expense with the fruits of his labor. He believes he does well at work because he’s very responsible and above all conscientious about his work.

Carlos is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to the support provided he will be able to do some home improvements like repair walls, build the façade, paint and install water pipes to provide his family with better quality of life and he can continue working towards making his greatest dream reality: to finish building his house and provide his children with a good education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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