A loan of $550 helped to install a solar system in his home.

Rafael De Jesus's story

Rafael, 54, lives in the community of Aguas Calientes. He studied the basics like reading and writing in the local school. Afterwards, he started to help his father with agricultural work, learning from him how to work hard and look after your family.

Rafael got married when he was 18 and has four children from this marriage. Now his children are grown up and some have even given him grandchildren.

He prepares the land so that he can generate an income to pay for household expenses.

His community does not have electricity, so he would like to improve his family's standard of living by asking for a loan to be able to install it in his home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Walker

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