A loan of $1,000 helped to buy construction materials to make his house larger.


Miguel Angel's story

69 year old Don Miguel, along with his wife, has a very large family with 12 kids. Don Miguel studied through third grade but, because of a lack of economic resources, he didn't stay in school. But, with effort and work, he has been able to bring up his family. One of his children went abroad so that he could help the family economically. Two others are married and independent, and the rest still live with Don Miguel and also work. His wife looks after the house. Every year, in the winter, Don Miguel cultivates his 2.82 hectares of land, growing corn, beans, and millet. In the summer he works for a company making tiles in order to put bread on the table every day.
Don Miguel will buy the construction materials to make his house larger and to improve the family's quality of life and comfort. He wants to build 2 rooms so that his children have more space and privacy.
Don Miguel's dream is that every one of his children will have their own room.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd



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