A loan of $400 helped to buy a kitchen stove.

Yerson Alexander's story

Yerson, 20, is a single man who lives with his parents and siblings in the city of Ica, district of Parcona. He is a very kind, hard-working, enthusiastic person who has a great desire to get ahead. Unfortunately, due to a lack of resources and the need to work to help his parents, Yerson was unable to get a professional mechanic's degree as he would have liked. In his free time he enjoys watching films and sometimes he cooks delicious pork cracklings to share with his family.

On his own initiative and with a lot of hard work and dedication, Yerson works selling construction materials at a hardware store in his city. He works an average ten hours a day and believes work is going well for him because he is kind to people.

Yerson is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks their help he will be able to buy a kitchen stove. The one they use at home now runs on kerosene, is in disrepair and dangerous to use. So this means Yerson will be able to provide more safety and well-being for his family. He will be able to continue working and striving to reach his goal of studying toward a professional career.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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