A loan of $750 helped to improve the roof on his home.

Armando's story

Armando is 33 years old and lives with in the city of Pucallpa with his wife and young son. He loves his son and he is Armando's main reason for living. Armando is friendly, hard-working and enthusiastic and, together with his wife, they put in all their efforts to helping their family move forward. Thanks to his efforts, Armando was able to study mechanics but, unfortunately, was not able to enter the profession. In his free time, Armando likes to go out with his family, into the city's warm and welcoming streets.

Through his own initiative, and with a lot of determination and dedication, Armando works as a security guard in his city. Additionally, at the weekend, he works as a mototaxi driver. He works every day for around twelve hours and he thinks things are going well for him because he treats others well.

Armando is very grateful to Kiva lenders as, thanks to the help provided, he will be able to cover labour costs and to buy material, such as corrugated iron, nails and roof slats. Armando wants to improve the roof on his home as, then, he and his family will be safer and better protected from the elements. Armando will be able to continue working and putting in the effort to achieve his great dream of seeing his young son one day become a professional.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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