A loan of $500 helped to buy the materials needed to repair his house, as well as fishing implements.


José Crisanto's story

José is 32 years old and studied up to eighth form. He is married and has a small daughter, not yet of school age. His wife takes care of the household. He is a builder and a fisherman. He learned the builder's trade while apprenticed to his employer, who started giving him more and more tasks when he saw how capable and how willing to make an effort he was. José says that every day one learns something new, no matter how much experience one has, which is 15 years in his case. He needs the loan to buy metal sheets and wood to repair his house, which is where his family lives. He would also like to buy a trammel, since fishing is how he feeds his family. He dreams of his daughter going to school and then into higher education so that she would learn a profession and have a better life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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