A loan of $1,250 helped to buy twenty-four metal sheets, ten planks, six beams, and six wooden posts to build his home.

José Wilfredo's story

José is a young 20-year-old who has a high school degree. He has a spouse who helps him plant vegetables and corn. José lives with his parents and two siblings, but they do not depend on him.

José had made a living planting squash, tomato, peppers, cucumber, and corn since he was ten years old because his father has always grown these crops. It was his father who taught him to work. Now that he has a spouse, he continues to work carrying out this same economic activity. Due to poverty he was not able to continue studying but he dreams of continuing his studies to become an agronomist. In addition to the agricultural work he carries out, he is in a musical group with his siblings and friends with whom he aspires to go very far.

The loan will be invested in the construction of a small home. Now that he is married, he would like his own space. With the loan he will buy twenty-four metal sheets, ten planks, six beams and six wooden posts.

His dream is to build his own home and improve his musical group. With the earnings he hopes to pay his debts and keep doors open for him.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gina Cappuccitti

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