A loan of $400 helped to buy construction materials.

Tomás's story

Tomas is a married man of 37. He lives in Sololá department with his eight children. He has three boys: the eldest does tailoring and the other two go to school and help maintain the family's plot of land. He has five girls: three of them help with the household chores and the other two are minors.

He is currently a tailor; previously he worked in agriculture, but because of economic circumstances decided to opt for this activity, which has generated greater income and earnings.

He comments that he is been doing this work for 18 years which has helped to contribute to the family's finances, so now he is requesting a loan of 3,000 quetzals to buy construction materials so that he can renovate his house. He will pay this loan with the income and earnings that he generates from his business. His dream is to finish building his home so that he can improve his family's living conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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