A loan of $725 helped to buy a welding machine.

Alberto Felix's story

Alberto, 27, lives in the city of Ica which is known for its warm, welcoming climate and agriculture, especially crops such as grapes, asparagus, etc. Because of the scarce economic resources he had, Alberto was only able to get a fifth grade education; but he would have liked to study civil engineering.

Every day Alberto works in his small metal carpentry shop where he spends about nine hours a day attending to up to three customers, since the jobs are burdensom. He feels he is able to prosper because he is kind to customers and responsible in complying with their wishes.

Alberto is very grateful to Kiva lenders because thanks to you he has been able to buy a welding machine for his business. Before he had to rent the machine so this will help increase his income by serving customers quicker. He will also be able to continue striving toward his greatest goal: "To become a successful business owner".

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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