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A loan of $425 helped to buy cement, sand, and sheets of zinc.

Humberto's story

Humberto and his wife's priority is their three children. They are all teenagers under seventeen. Only one of them is in school. Their father still works as a plumber for a company where he has worked for many years. His wife is a homemaker.

He is requesting his fifth loan, which will go towards infrastructure: he will lay tile and replace the roof in his house. For this purpose he needs to buy cement, sand, and sheets of zinc. This investment will help him improve the appearance and neatness of the exterior flooring as well as condition his house for the next rainy season.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mariana Sanchis

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