A loan of $400 helped to buy construction materials.

Ernesto Fernando's story

Ernesto is a 37-year-old man. He is single and he lives in the city of Ica. He is a very kind, hardworking, and enthusiastic person who has a great desire to better himself. Unfortunately, due to a lack of financial resources and a need to work from a very young age to help his parents, Ernesto was not able to pursue the electrical engineering degree he wanted. In his free time he likes to cook a delicious lomo saltado, or stir fried steak and onions, to share with his family and friends.

On his own initiative and with a lot of hard work and dedication, Ernesto works as an assistant at a bakery in his city. He is in charge of preparing breaks and sweets. Ernesto works every day for around 10 hours and he thinks it is going well because of his good performance and the friendly service he provides.

Ernesto is very thankful to Kiva's lenders, as it is thanks to the help they have offered that he will be able to buy construction materials, such as cement, bricks, sand, and others, which will greatly help him to improve a deteriorated room in his home. He will keep working and applying himself to achieve his great dream of having a safe and suitable home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge

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