A loan of $600 helped to buy cement and sand and pay for labor.

Carlos Gerald's story

Carlos Gerard is a young man of 31. He is happily married and has a son. Since he was very little, he has been industrious and studious and passionate about numbers. For this reason, he chose to study the mathematics curriculum, and now he works as a secondary teacher in a school in a rural area to the north of the town of El Sauce.

To arrive at school at his starting time, he gets up at 5 am to be able to catch the bus, which takes two hours to arrive in the district where he gives classes, mainly to children of scarce resources who many times do not have a pair of shoes.

He thinks about everything he experiences daily at his school in order to be a better father every day and to see that his family does not lack daily sustenance or the love of a father for his son, something that he lacked. Nevertheless, this was not an obstacle for his striving and trying to accomplish his dreams.

With his low salary he has done what is possible to have a worthy home in adequate condition. Now he is applying for a loan from Kiva to plaster the walls with the goal of better security. He will use the loan to buy construction materials such as cement and sand and pay for labor.

He requests that Kiva and Ceprodel offer him support to complete his goal, since only this way can the dreams of poor people be accomplished.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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