A loan of $300 helped to make home improvements.

Alex Paul's story

Alex lives in the warm and welcoming city of Camaná. He is a hardworking man and above all has a contagious happiness. He has been working in whatever small business opportunity he had since his youth, since his parents only had limited resources and he had to help support them. It’s for this reason that he was only able to complete middle school, but he would have liked to study civil engineering.

Each morning he works as a field hand and works about nine hours per day and helps his parents with the household expenses through the fruits of his labor. He believes that he is getting ahead because he is responsible and above all he is honest.

Alex is grateful to the Kiva lenders who have made it possible for him to make improvements to his parents’ house. He can improve the roof because the rain sometimes causes floods. In this way he can provide a better quality of life to her family and continue working to be able to achieve his greatest dream, “to build a home out of solid materials.”

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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