A loan of $2,325 helped to maintain the distribution network and to replace damaged faucets.

Emilio's story

Emilio is 63 years old and married to Salvadora, aged 56. They have four children whereof two are married and have families of their own. The other two are studying at university and work together with their father in a water distribution business that they have been running for several years.

Emilio has been running this business since 1995, and he says that he was one of the pioneers in the neighborhood. He had 800 clients when he started working with this institution, and now he has 1,000 clients in different neighborhoods. Thanks to this job he has been able to help his family and give them everything they need. In addition, he has been able to help the people of his community by providing them with this vital fluid.

He is requesting a loan in order to maintain his distribution network and to replace damaged faucets so that he can continue providing his neighbors with water and helping his family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Isabel Valencia

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