A loan of $350 helped to buy cement, rebar, sand, and stone to expand his one-room house.


Valentim's story

Valentim works at a secondary school. He is 27 years and has lived with his partner for four years; they have two young children who are not yet in school. He will use this loan to buy cement, rebar, sand, and stone to expand his one-room house by building a living room and bedroom. In addition to his work at the school, he also has a barber's stall at the local market built out of low-quality materials. In the future he would like to rebuild it using better materials. He has no employees, but his brother helps him out. He says that he would like to honor the payment schedule and that he will request further loans so he can pursue the goals he has set for himself.

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Translated from Portuguese by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg


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