A loan of $975 helped to pay for home improvements.


Carlos Miguel's story

Carlos is a young man who is 20 years of age. He lives in the city of Chincha with his parents and siblings. Carlos is a friendly, hardworking, and enthusiastic individual who has the drive to succeed. Thanks to his efforts and the support of his parents, Carlos was able to study for a professional degree in Industrial Engineering. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music. On a few occasions, he will prepare a dish of “frejoles con seco” (beans with stewed meat) to share with his family.


Through his own initiative and with great effort and dedication, Carlos works in the grocery department of a retail company in his city. He begins his work every day in the early morning hours and stays at his job for approximately 10 hours. Carlos enjoys what he does and believes he is doing well because he well-adjusted in his job and treats his customers in a friendly manner.


Carlos is extremely grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the assistance they have provided, he will be able to make improvements to his home. He wants to repair and paint the walls and also install a floor in his bedroom. This will provide Carlos with better security and well-being. He will continue to work and strive toward his greatest wish of becoming a successful professional and managing a large business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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