A loan of $400 helped to make improvements to his home.


Luis Alberto's story

Luis is a 45-year-old man who is single and lives in the city of Ica. He is a likable, hard-working and enthusiastic person, who dedicates all his efforts to getting ahead. Thanks to these efforts, Luis studied for a professional career in education. He has pursued his career for various years now, teaching at a small educational center. In his free time, he likes to read and, sometimes, to cook a rich dish called 'Seco de Pollo' to share with his family.

On his own initiative, and with great effort and dedication, Luis also works as a watchman, offering security services at an agricultural fund in his city. He works every day for approximately 10 hours and believes that things are going well due to his efforts and to the help he offers others.

Luis is very grateful to Kiva investors, since thanks to the help they offer, he will be able to carry out improvements to a room in his home, which is currently somewhat deteriorated. Since the winter season is approaching, he wishes to reinforce and improve his roof. In this manner, Luis will have greater security and wellbeing, and he can continue working and putting forth the effort to achieve his grand dream of completing the construction of his house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Harold Dana Sims, PhD



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