A loan of $275 helped to improve his house.

Jose Alberto's story

Jose is a charismatic and joyful young person. He is 18 years old and at this young age already helps his parents with the household costs. Jose's house is in the city of Ica, where grapes are cultivated to make the famous national drink, Pisco, a grape brandy.

Jose couldn't study due to his economic circumstances but he would have loved to study Gastronomy. With much enthusiasm, Jose works as a builder. He works around 10 hours a day but it depends on the size of each project. He believes that he is doing well at work because he's responsible and especially because he finishes things well.

Jose is very grateful to the Kiva lenders because through their help he is able to improve his house. With this money he will build a kind of awning that will make it possible to rent out this space for social engagements. Through this, he will be able to bring in more income and improve the quality of his family's life. He will continue to fight every day to be able to make his great dream come true: "To have his own house and keep supporting his parents".

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Bell

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