A loan of $1,100 helped to renovate his house.

Manuel Antonio's story

Manuel, 33, only has a sixth grade education. He lives with is common-law wife and has worked for ten years as a bus driver. He walks six kilometers from home to work. He lives with his wife and three daughters who attend school. His wife is a homemaker.

Manuel learned his driving skill from his father who was also a driver. It is the only source of income he has since his wife cannot work because of an illness, so he is the only bread winner.

Manuel is in need of a loan to renovate his house because it is very dilapidated and in need of urgent repair. The rainy season is approaching and he wants his children to be safe. He dreams about having a dignified life and being able to live with his daughters and wife without fear of something happening to them in a catastrophe or if someone wanted to harm them. He knows that with the help of a loan he will be able to achieve his goal.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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