A loan of $400 helped to pay for his university tuition.

Aquiles Jhens's story

Aquiles is an enthusiastic and hardworking young man. He lives in the city of Pisco, which is located on the Peruvian coast and has beautiful beaches and a variety of cuisines. Aquiles lives with his parents, who he loves dearly. For this reason, he wakes up early each day and strives to move forward so that he can make his parents proud. Aquiles is studying for a law degree. He pays for his school expenses by working as a municipal employee in his district. Aquiles works about eight hours a day and then attends classes at night. He believes he is getting ahead because of his optimism and the effort he puts forth day after day.

Aquiles is very grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to the assistance they have provided, he will be able to pay the tuition for his third semester of studies. As a result, he will be able to enroll in his classes without problems. Aquiles will continue to study and strive toward fulfilling his greatest dream of finishing his degree and having a house of his own.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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