A loan of $1,025 helped to build his house.

Mario's story

Mario, 37, lives in the community of Chimore. He lives with his partner, with whom he has three children. Mario works as a farmer growing papaya, citrus, and pineapple on the Sindicato Estaño Palmito.

Mario used to live in another community 20 years ago, but he had to immigrate to Chimore because he didn't earn enough income. He and his wife picked up and started off from zero in a new direction. Now he has two farming plots and an urban plot in the community where he lives.

The loan Mario's requesting is to build his house so he can have a better quality of life and help his children finish school.

Mario dreams of a better future for his children because he wasn't able to finish school or have a career. He wants his children to be able to have careers and help people in the area.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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