A loan of $1,500 helped to buy construction materials for his house.

Jose Alberto's story

José is 47 years old, married and has three children. He lives in a province close to the city of Cochabamba. Jose is a very hard-working and responsible man. He has had a very hard life since he was young. He was just born when he left with his mother as his father would not even acknowledge him. They went to the city of Potosi where she started to work in order to support José. But he couldn't finish secondary school. He started to work very young when his mother got sick. He worked as a bricklayer and could not work and study at the same time. His mother died and he was left alone. He then met his wife whom he has supported at all times.

José works in his vehicle offering radio-taxi service. He starts very early picking up school children. He also has regular customers who look for him as he is very responsible in his work.

The loan José is requesting is to buy construction materials to finish building his house. He dreams of a better life for his daughters. He says he wants a better future for them all.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo

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