A loan of $375 helped to install a cement floor in his home.


Jose Ignacio's story

Jose is 39 and lives in the city of Imperial, which has a hot and welcoming climate. Agriculture, especially apple cultivation, is common there. Jose is a very hard-working man, because he supports his parents; they do not have many economic resources. He learned to earn his daily bread with the sweat of his brow at a very young age. This is why he only attended school until the fifth grade of secondary school. He would have liked to study to be a mechanic. Jose works day in, day out, at the municipal slaughterhouse, where beef and pork are sold. He works around nine hours per day, and believes that he is getting ahead because he is very responsible and, above all, polite and thoughtful. Jose is very grateful to the Kiva lenders, since thanks to their support he will be able to install a cement floor in his home. This will improve his family's quality of life, and he will be able to keep working toward his greatest dream: "To study at a university and to be able to help my siblings to succeed".

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper



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