A loan of $1,500 helped finish building his house and buy a front door.


Mario's story

Mario is married, 46 years old, and has worked in construction for 26 years. At first, he worked as a bricklayer. Now, though, he specializes in plastering different structures and buildings.

He lives in the Maica-Caspichaca zone, which is 8 kilometers from the city in the milk region. His wife Rosa is planning to open a neighborhood store in the house that they are about to finish building.

They have 2 children: a woman who is now married and independent and a young son who goes to school and lives with them. The money that they need is for a front door and bars to go on it. Their house has been build little by little over years of work as he has been earning money from the work that he always does. In this way, he will give his family a better way to live.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patrick Bales



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