A loan of $375 helped to cover travel costs.

Juan Carlos's story

Juan is 41 years old. He lives in the city of Nazca with his wife. He is the father of 3 children, whom he loves very much, and for whom he sacrifices and fights in order to give them a dignified life despite the adversity. Juan is a hard-working man. Previously, he worked in the mines, but since one of his children disappeared 3 years ago, he could not continue with the business. He started to work as a chauffeur, but sometimes he also works as an assistant bricklayer, and with that he was able to continue covering his family's costs. Juan works about 9 hours a day, and he believes that he is moving ahead because he is very responsible.

Juan is grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to the help they are giving him he will be able to travel to another city in Peru and finally reunite with his daughter who disappeared, because after looking for her untiringly he was finally able to find out where she was. In this way Juan will give his family peace, and he will be able to work more calmly and continue fighting in order to make his biggest dream a reality: to give his children an education and to be able to have a transportation business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat

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