A loan of $4,750 helped to pay for a technical degree to become a mechanic technician.


Jean Paul's story

Jean Paul lives in the outskirts of Lima, in the Huachipa neighborhood, with his mother and younger siblings. He gets up very early and travels 3 hours by bus to make it to his classes on time. Jean Paul's mother has had to be mother and father to him and his siblings, as his father separated from her some time ago. His father currently lives in Pucallpa, in the Peruvian jungle. Jean Paul's mother came from Cajamarca, in the Peruvian sierra, to the capital to look for a better future. She currently works as a laborer for a company, where she earns minimum wage. Jean Paul would soon have to abandon his studies due to a lack of funds if it weren't for the help of the Kiva lenders. Jean Paul dreams of getting his mother and his younger siblings ahead. But first he needs to finish his technical studies and start working. He firmly believes that he will be able to realize his dream, thanks to the help of the Kiva lenders. He thanks them in advance for all the help they may offer. Jean Paul hopes to become a great professional and a man of means so that his mother can feel proud of him. In addition, he wants to be an example for his younger siblings to follow. He will help them to follow the good path that he, himself, is traveling.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal



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