A loan of $1,200 helped to pay for his technical courses in automotive electronics.


Abel Wilmer's story

Abel was born in Huancayo, in the highlands of Peru. He comes from a family of separated parents, and he moved to the capital in order to study and achieve a better future for himself and his mother, who remained in her native city. He lives alone in Lima, where he rents a room that he pays for with the income that he earns from his part-time job in a mechanics' shop.

He cannot afford to continue paying for his room, food, and education, which is why, without the support of the Kiva lenders, he will soon have to quit his studies and return to Huancayo.

He is only a year away from completing his technical courses in automotive electronics, and he wants to be able to finish, so that he can work in a repair shop and earn the money to bring his mother to live with him in Lima.

Abel is very grateful to the Kiva lenders for all of the support that they can give to him. For his part, he expresses admiration for their great work in favor of education worldwide—education that he believes is fundamental in order to develop and triumph in life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanora Brennan



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