A loan of $350 helped to put a wooden roof on the front part of his house.

Guillermo's story

Guillermo has already had loans with Kiva which have been for improving his house. Thanks to these loans his wealth has grown and his family has more space. They live in better, safer conditions.

Guillermo is asking for a new loan because his house is missing a wooden roof at the front (seen in the photo), but for the moment he does not have the capital necessary to buy the material. He will take responsibility for the improvements by working extra hours at his job.

He plans to pay back the credit with wage he receives in his work as a security guard at a company, because the earnings his wife Esmirna obtains with her work as a seamstress and as a cleaner in various houses is for household expenses and his childrens' education.

Guillermo wants his house and his family to be protected from the climate because right now it is the rainy season and the roof protects them from the humidity and diseases.

He hopes he can once again count on your cooperation for this loan because it is for the benefit of his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Annelise Iversen

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