A loan of $1,450 helped to build his house.

Martin's story

Martin, 36, is married to Lourdes. They have three dependent children who currently attend public school because they don't have the resources to send them to a private school.

Martin only studied up to secondary school because his parents didn't have the money. This is why Martin started working in the tropics of the Chapare when he was very young. He met his wife there and they decided to come to the city, to the area of Chaupisuyu, Sacaba, Cochabamba, so their children could attend school.

Currently Martin has a cart with which he works from Monday through Sunday in urban transportation services.

The loan Martin has requested is to buy construction materials because he invested all his savings in building a house. He didn't have enough for the finishing touches. This way Martin can give his children a better quality of life with a welcoming home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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