A loan of $400 helped to make improvements on his dwelling.

Jose Alberto's story

Jose is an 18 year old young man and is unmarried. He lives in the city of Ica wih his parents and siblings. He is a very friendly, hardworking and enthusiastic person who is dedicated to getting ahead. Unfortunately, due to lack of resources and the need to work to help his parents, Jose was unable to study for a professional career in gastronomy. In his spare time, he enjoys playing sports and occasionally cooks a delicious dish called Tallarines Rojos to share with his family.

On his own initiative and through a great deal of effort and dedication, Jose works in construction. He offers his services as a laborer and construction assistant on different projects in his city. He works every day for approximately 10 hours a day and believes he is doing well because of his good performance on the job and his friendly treatment of others.

Jose is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to their help he will be able to make improvements on his dwelling since parts of it, especially the bedrooms, lack plaster on the walls and lack floors. In this way Jose and his family will be able to rely on a more secure and suitable environment. Thus he will continue working and striving to achieve his great dream, that of some day owning his own home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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