A loan of $525 helped to buy land.


Manuel's story

Manuel is a 26-year-old married man. He lives with his two children who are both minors. The currently live in the Suchitepequez department.

Manuel makes his living with two occupations. One is buying and selling shoes, which he does in his community's local market. The other is working as a security guard in a health center. He chose the first occupation because his father made his living doing the same. Thanks to his teachings, he now makes an income and profits that allow him to contribute to his family's finances.

Now he has decided to request a loan of 4,000 quetzales to buy land as he wants to build a house. He will pay the loan back with the two jobs he has now.

He has many aspirations one of which is to have a storefront where he can display his business. The purpose will be to offer his customers better service and in that way increase his profits to give his family a better quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Monica Wooters



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