A loan of $375 helped to improve his home.

Segundo Ricardo's story

Segundo is a 60 year old man. He lives in the city of Camana with his wife and their two children, whom he loves. They are his main reason for living. He is a very friendly, hardworking and enthusiastic person. He and his wife dedicate all of their efforts to helping their family get ahead.

Unfortunately, due to a lack of economic resources and the necessity that he work, Segundo wasn't able to study a professional degree. In his free time, he likes to play soccer with his friends. At times, he cooks a delicious Peruvian shrimp chowder to share with his family.

At his own initiative, and with a lot of persistence and dedication, Segundo works renting a small business space out to various vendors and merchants in his city. He works every day for approximately 10 hours and he thinks that it is going well for him because of the kind way in which he treats others.

Segundo is very appreciative of Kiva lenders, because he will be able to improve his home thanks to the help that they provide. He wants to plaster and paint his walls and lay down floors. In this way, Segundo and his family will have better security and well-being, and he will continue working and pushing himself to achieve his great dream of having adequate housing.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Aesclinn Donohue

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