A loan of $1,350 helped to install electrical cables inside the home.

Juan Leonardo's story

Juan Leonardo, 59, is originally from Mexico City and has now spent more than 30 years living in Nuevo Laredo. He is married to Maria Magdalena with whom he has two girls, one who is married and the younger is studying Nursing.

They are seeking a Kiva loan to install electrical cables in the home as the electrical cables he currently has are in poor conditions and is scared that an accident could occur like a fire. Juan Leonardo has been an employee in a customs office for 20 years working as a traffic agent and his wife works as a house cleaner. The salary that Juan Leonardo earns pays for the loan, and Maria Magdalena's income covers household and schooling costs.

They hope to improve their girls' inheritance and that they have a home in better conditions when the grandchildren arrive.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine

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