A loan of $475 helped to build a wall around his house.


Patricio's story

Patricio, age 40, is married to 37 year old Eleuteria. They have an eight year old son who attends elementary school. He is requesting a Kiva loan to improve his home, which needs a side wall. He now has some boards, but he worries about his family’s security. He will use the loan to buy the material he needs to build the wall. He will buy things like cement blocks, cement, and sand. He will take care of making the improvement by working additional hours at his job. Patricio has worked in construction for 13 years. It is the source of income that he has for his family. He will use part of it to repay the loan. He wishes to improve his family’s assets and for them to have a safe place to live.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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