A loan of $1,025 helped to build a house.


Patricio's story

Patricio is 27 years old and has been living with Claudia for more than 3 years. Both received primary education. They have 3 dependent children, two of whom are going to school. The family lives in an isolated rural community, 11km north of Colomi. The economic activity of Patricio and his wife is agriculture. They sell potatoes, ulluco (a potato-like tuber, grown in Andean regions), beans and oca (an Andean root vegetable). This provides the financial support required to educate and feed their children.

They are requesting a loan to build their own house, as at the moment they live in a friend’s house. Their dream is to have their own home. They have invested their savings in agricultural supplies and so need a loan. They are very enthusiastic about starting the building work on their new house as they have always dreamed of living in their own home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Carey



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