A loan of $550 helped to buy items for his baby.

Ricardo Marco Antonio's story

Ricardo is a 22 year old man. He lives in the city of Ica with his wife and newborn baby, whom he lives and who are his main reason for living. He is a very kind, hardworking and enthusiastic person who puts all of his efforts into getting his family ahead. Thanks to his efforts and his parents' help, Ricardo was able to study the major of Computer Programming like he wanted to. In his free time he likes to relax listening to music and at times he cooks some delicious Tallarines Rojos to share with his family.

On his own initiative, with mush hard work and dedication, Ricardo works in his little business renting internet booths. He has several computers which are in service for an average 20 customers a day. Ricardo works every day since the early morning hours and he can do it for approximately 12 hours a day. He is content doing his work and thinks it is going well for him because of the good prices and the friendly treatment he gives to others.

Ricardo is very grateful to the Kiva lenders. Thanks to their help, he will be able to by a crib, clothing, bibs and other items that he needs to take better care of his baby a better quality of life. This way, Ricardo wants to offer more security and well being for his family. He will keep working and striving for his big dream of owning his own home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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