A loan of $950 helped to buy sand, cement, rebar, bricks, etc.


Orlando Jose's story

Orlando José is a bricklayer who lives in the city of Condega, some 35 kilometers to the north of Estelí, the main town. He lives in his house with his three children. He's the one who watches over them because his wife died of cancer.

He has worked for more than ten years in construction and bricklaying. He starts work early every day building houses of solid materials and supervising construction, because he hires his own staff to do this job. He works every day of the week from very early until the afternoon because he works under contract and has to complete the jobs in a timely manner.

This is the second time this client has requested financing from CEPRODEL to finish buying construction materials such as sand, bricks, cement, etc. This way he'll be able to construct his own house entirely of solid materials and give his children a decent home where they can live peacefully.

His dream is to leave his children a house because their future depends entirely on him: he doesn't have the presence and support of the mother of his children because she died of cancer. He hopes that once the loan is granted by CEPRODEL he'll be able to fulfill his dream for his children.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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