A loan of $425 helped to buy cement, sand, cinder blocks and tin sheeting for rooms.

Jose Heliodoro's story

Jose Heliodoro, an elderly man, makes his living selling firewood, ice and ice cream out of his home. He also helps with masonry work when the opportunity presents itself. With his different jobs he has helped his only son with his studies, clothing and food, always counting on the support of his wife, the pastor of an evangelical church. This is his 12th loan for infrastructure. He will finish 2 rooms that he has already started but which lack walls, floors, windows and roofing. In order to do this he needs to buy more cement, sand, cinder block, tin sheeting, and to begin the work himself, taking advantage of his knowledge. This is made possible thanks to the loans, which make him very happy to be able to continue improving his house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mary Berghaus

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