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A loan of $725 helped to improve his house.


Dario Abelino's story

Dario is a hardworking man, 28 years old, who lives in Palpa with his wife and young son.

His biggest motivation in life is his family. It is for them that he fights, day in and day out, so he can offer them a better quality of life and all the comforts they deserve.
For more than a year he has worked in a Financial Institution, which is going quite well for him as he is a very responsible, enterprising, and honest person, and because he always attends to his clients with his characteristic friendliness, seeking their well-being.

Dario is grateful to the Kiva lenders because, with the support they have given him, he will be able to make improvements to his place of residence, such as beginning to build his house out of strong materials so that his family can live in a much safer and more comfortable environment. In this way he will be improving their quality of life and will be able to go to work with peace of mind and the certainty that his family is well. So, little by little, he will continue fighting so that in the future he can "have a business of my own."

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Meravi



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