A loan of $700 helped to buy wood.


Gerson's story

Gerson is 31 years old. He is married to Rubí, with whom he has 4 children. They live together on his parents' land where he fixed up a space to build a little house for his family. Gerson's work is being a carpenter. He is a prodigious man with his hands and can convert any piece of wood into a work of art. He is also builds beautiful and elegant houses. He has done this work for more than 4 years and he does with with much hard work and dedication, because he knows it is the support for his family. In addition, he sells ice and sodas and at times sells groceries with his wife, who takes all types of basic necessity products to other towns.

He likes what he does because he expresses his feelings in each piece or building that he makes. He wants to keep working so in the future he can set up a workshop in his house. This is loan number 5 with Kiva. He is very happy with the financial support that is being offered because this way he feels secure going ahead with his work. He is also committed to making his payments on time. At this time, he will ask for S/.1800 soles to buy wood because he wants to keep prospering in his business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue


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