A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase a truck.

Marcelo's story

Marcelo is 44-year-old man. He is single and lives in the city of Pucallpa; he is a very cheerful, hardworking, and enthusiastic person, who has a great desire to overcome. Unfortunately, due to a lack of economic resources and the necessity that he had to work since he was very young, Marcelo couldn’t study for the professional career as a car mechanic that he wanted, but he would have liked very much to do so. In his free time, he likes to attend his church to listen to the word of God, and sometimes, he cooks a delicious Picadillo de Paiche, which is his favorite food.

Through his own initiative, with much determination and dedication, Marcelo has a small business selling wood, particularly firewood. He works every day from the early hours of the morning, and he can work for approximately 12 hours. He believes that it goes well for him because of his good prices and the kind manner that he offers to his customers.

Marcelo is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to the help they’ve given, he will be able to carry out the purchase of a truck, which he will use a lot to transport firewood. In this way, Marcelo hopes to continue working so that in the near future, he can acquire 3 trucks in order to start a renting business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caroline Hedel

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