A loan of $725 helped purchase wood and scaffolding.

Ernesto's story

Ernesto is 46 years old, but he has all the energy and desire to be successful of a 20 year old. Ernesto lives in the city Imperial, a place where the climate varies and where you can find beautiful beaches as well as a developed agricultural system, especially apples and corn, among other things. Due to circumstances he attributes to fate, Ernesto is raising his son by himself, his son is currently 19 years old and is studying. Ernesto loves his son very much because he is the most wonderful gift God has blessed him with and this is the reason why he works everyday to be a better person.

Every day Ernesto goes out to work as construction worker and he works up to 10 hours a day, depending on the size of the construction project. He believes that he is finding success because he is responsible and always finishes his work.

Ernesto is very thankful to the lenders at Kiva because it is thanks to their help that he will be able to purchase boards and scaffolding since he is currently in need of these items in order to do his work. He has become well known and everything is going well in his job and he thinks he will be able to improve his earnings and to continue fighting ever day to make his biggest dream come true: to see his son have a profession and to see all his hard work reflected in the well being of his son.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kristin Connor

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