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A loan of $5,750 helped to pay for his studies on an industrial design course.

Romel Paul's story

Romel was born in Apurimac, which belongs to the office that deals with the mountain areas of Peru. He moved to Lima with his family in search of a better future. His parents are separated and now he lives with his mother. She raises him and his sister on her own. She generates an income by selling food at a transport terminal.

The financial support that he gets from his father is minimal. His mother doesn't have sufficient resources to be able to pay for his higher education. This means that Romel would have to start working and therefore forget his dream of studying industrial designing, unless he can get the support of the Kiva loans.

This is why he is very grateful and happy for the support that he can receive to become a successful professional and help his mother and sister get along.

Romel thinks that education is the best investment you can make and for this reason he gives thanks on behalf of all beneficiaries for the kind support.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Walker

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