A loan of $500 helped to purchase cement, sand, gravel and other building materials, as well as cover installation and electricity costs.


Gilberto Salvador's story

Gilberto is 35 years old and lives with his wife and their three children (ages 14, 13 and 9) in their own home. The most important factor in Gilberto's life is his family, and he loves them very much and works extremely hard as a mason to provide for them. With the support from this loan, Gilberto plans to purchase building materials (cement, gravel and sand) and cover costs of installation and electricity. Gilberto and his family presently do not have access to electricity, and he wants to connect their home to the electric grid, as well as put in a cement floor to cover the current dirt floor of their home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gillian Goodrich



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