A loan of $500 helped to buy materials to finish building the roof of his garage.

Carlos Leonel's story

Carlos is 38 years old and studied until the 9th grade. He wasn't able to continue to study after that because high school didn't exist at the time. He then began to work in agriculture and construction with his father. Later, with time, he became independent and began to do his own work building houses and doing remodelling.

Carlos's family is made up of his wife, who works selling products from a catalogue, and their four children. They have two boys who are in the United States and the other two children are with them. One of the children that lives with them goes to school, which is close to their home, and the little one stays with his mother.

Carlos has been building and remodelling homes for 14 years. He learned this trade from his father, who taught him. In his free time, Carlos works in agriculture, growing beans and corn.

He is requesting this loan from Fundación Campo in order to buy materials to finish a part of his house - the roof of the garage. This will improve things a lot, because he will be able to sell the house and have a better income in this way.

Carlos plans to start his own business in his village, and hopes that his children finish their studies.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Aesclinn Donohue

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