A loan of $775 helped buy a laptop.

Mario Gabriel's story

21-year old Mario is single and lives in the town of Ica with his parents and siblings. He is a very friendly, hardworking, and enthusiastic person with a great desire to get ahead in life. Thanks to his own efforts and support from his parents, Mario was able to study Business Administration.

In his free time he likes to read and on occasion he will cook a delicious ‘lomo saltado’ to share with his family. On his own initiative, and with much hard work and commitment, Mario works as a business assistant for a local enterprise. He works every day starting early in the morning for approximately eight hours. He enjoys this work and believes all is going well because he carries out his duties well and treats people in a friendly manner.

Mario is very grateful to Kiva donors as it is thanks to their help that he will be able to buy a laptop. It will help him a great deal with reports and other work. He will be able to continue working hard and fulfilling his dream of owning a house. Through small steps he wishes to make progress in life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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