A loan of $400 helped to renovate his house.

Jesus Balvino's story

Jesus, 44, lives in the city of Ica, district of Santiago, and has two children who are his motivation for living. Unfortunately, due to several circumstances, he is divorced from his wife; but Jesus does everything he can to provide for his children since he has always been aboth mother and father to them. He is a very kind, hard-working, enthusiastic person who was unable to study Business Administration because he had to start work young to help his parents. In his free time he enjoys watching television and sometimes makes delicious pork cracklings to share with his family.

On his own initiative and with much hard work and dedication, Jesus works as a field hand on a farm in his city. He works every day for an average ten hours a day. He is very happy with his work and believes it is going well for him because of his kindness to others.

Jesus is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to them he will be able to renovate his home. He wants to cover and paint the walls and put down floor covering throughout most of the house. This will allow Jesus to give his family more safety and well-being. He will continue working hard toward his goal of seeing his children become professionals and good citizens.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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