A loan of $750 helped to buy a horse.


Gustavo Alonso's story

Gustavo, who is 32 years old, is a modest and hard-working man from a rural background. He lives with his wife and their 8-year-old daughter. He has spent the last 16 years of his life working independently, providing a goods transport service by horse-drawn vehicle. He uses this to transport construction materials and any other type of goods which the customer requires. This has given him sufficient income to be able to support his family.

The loan he is requesting will be used to buy a horse, since the one he already has is sick and in spite of the money he has spent on veterinary costs, the horse has not improved. Buying a new horse will allow him to continue with his work, as it is the only source of income for his family.

Gustavo says his main aspiration is to have the physical and financial ability to look after his family's wellbeing and provide an education for his daughter so that she can have a successful future.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Judith McInally



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