A loan of $1,000 helped to remodel his house and buy construction materials.


Juan Francisco's story

Juan is 39 years old. He went to school through the second grade and is married. His wife and his wife takes care of the home and the children while Juan works. They have 3 children at home, and only the oldest, and 8 year old girl, goes to school. She is in the third grade. Juan's mother also lives in their home. In total, there are are 6 people in the home. He has been a security guard for 3 years and he works in a bank located 10 kilometers from his house. He walks a kilometer to take the bus. He learned this work because he had already done military service and this made it easier to learn the job. He works from 7:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The loan he is asking for is to remodel his home by buying construction materials. This will allow him to give his wife, his mother and his children a better quality of life. They will be less exposed to getting sick and to pollutants and they will be less vulnerable to danger and be in a comfortable and above all safe place. His dream is to have a safe and worthy home for his whole family,to live better, and for all of his 3 children to have better jobs than him and to go to college. This loan will allow him to satisfy a need he has had for years and remodel his house. He thinks his dream of having a better house to live in with his family has finally become a reality.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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