A loan of $1,000 helped to finish building his house.

Joel's story

Joel, who is 34 years old, earned a technical degree in computers and is married. His wife is a domestic employee. So far, they don't have children and his parents live with them.

Joel currently works in an motorcycle repair shop. He has done that for eight years; he learned the trade starting in childhood. Later the degree program he was in served as the impetus for him to have his own shop, but due to life circumstances, he was not able to continue paying for his shop. That's why he is now an employee. He travels close to six kilometers to arrive at his workplace. He arrives at 8:00 a.m. and leaves at 5:00 p.m. When there isn't too much work, he travels to pick up his wife so that they can get home at the same time.

Joel will use the money from the loan to finish the construction of his house; he has been building it recently, but the money that he has is not enough to finish it. In addition, he plans to buy a motorcycle for transportation.

Joel dreams of having his own repair shop, having a decent house, and buying a vehicle for his family to use. He knows that he can achieve this, but he needs help from God and from these loans.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey

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