A loan of $1,200 helped to buy a waterpump, a hose, and irrigation equipment.

Luis Alberto's story

Luís is a man of 39. He is single and lives in the city of Chincha. He is a very friendly, hard-working, and enthusiastic person who has a great desire to achieve. Unfortunately, because of the lack of economic resources and the need to work to meet his expenses, Luís was not able to study for a professional career, but he very much would have like to do so. In his free time, he likes to listen to music, and sometimes he cooks a very delicious "carapulcra con sopa seca" (a Peruvian stew made from meat, potatoes, peanuts, pasta and spices) to share with his parents when he visits them.

On his own initiative, and with much effort and dedication, Luís works in his little business of selling plants and flowers. In addition, he offers gardening services. He works every day from the early hours of the morning, and he can do it for approximately 8 hours. Luís feels happy doing his work and believes that it is going well for him because of the good care that he gives to his plants.

Luís is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to the help offered he will be able to complete the purchase of a water pump, a hose, and irrigation equipment, which will help him a lot, since these tools are very important for offering his services as a gardener. This way Luís will continue working and exerting himself to achieve his great dream of becoming a producer and distributor of plants.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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