A loan of $800 helped to buy building supplies.

Luis's story

Luis lives in the hot city of Marcona that’s surrounded by tourist sites, especially beautiful beaches; there is an abundance of fish varieties that are used to prepare delicious dishes. Luis is 49-years-old and he’s a very hardworking man. Despite adversities, Luis works in his small business selling soft-drinks, ‘chicha morada’ [beverage made from purple corn] and shaved ice. He works in his small business around 8 hours daily and can take care of up to 15 customers daily. He believes he does well in his business because he’s kind to his customers and above all because his products are delicious and well-received.

Luis is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to the support they’ve provided him he will be able to continue building his house and do some of the finishing touches like plastering the walls, among others. In this way, he will be able to give his family better quality of life and continue striving towards making his greatest dream reality: to finish building his house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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