A loan of $500 helped to buy sheets of material, bricks, sand and cement to build a room.

Carlos Ovidio's story

Carlos, 36, lives in humble conditions with his wife and four children aged 17, 15, 13 and 8. The most important thing for Carlos is that his children have better opportunities in life than he and his wife have had. For this reason, he works very hard as a builder in different areas of his town. With this income, together with his wife’s, who works as a sweet bread seller, they keep the house going and little by little they provide for their children.

Their house is very small and is no longer comfortable for all the family, so they are asking for a loan from FUSAI to be able to build a bedroom for the eldest brother. With the loan, he will buy sheets of material, bricks, sand and cement. He stresses that he has the capability to pay off the loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Walker

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