A loan of $600 helped to purchase sheets and blankets, and to refurbish his bed and breakfast.

Mario Concepcion's story

Mario is a 67-year-old man. He lives in the town of Nazca with his wife and his two children. He loves them and they're his main reason for living. He's a very friendly, hardworking and enthusiastic person, and alongside his wife he makes every effort to get his family ahead. Unfortunately, due to a lack of financial resources and out of the need to work from a very young age, Mario wasn't able to study for a career in business administration. In his free time he enjoys having a little time to read. Occasionally, he cooks a delicious "arroz con pollo" (rice and chicken) that he shares with his family.
On his own initiative, and with a lot of hard work and dedication, Mario works on his small business providing accommodation services. He works everyday for about 12 hours. He believes that he does well because of his experience and the kind way in which he treats his customers.
Mario is currently very thankful to Kiva lenders, since thanks to the help they provide he'll be able to purchase sheets and blankets. In addition, he'll be able to do some refurbishing on his bed and breakfast. Therefore Mario will be able to tend to his customers by providing them with better service. That way he'll keep on working and striving in order to accomplish his biggest dream of owning a big hotel someday.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff

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