A loan of $5,075 helped to be able to continue studying.

Carlos Saul's story

Carlos lives in the Puente Piedra district of Lima, the capital of Peru. He lives with his parents and the three siblings: one younger one, who's still of school age, and his sister, who like him also attends school. His parents work very hard to be able to get their three children ahead. His mother sells fruit in a market and his father sells bread as a street vendor on a tricycle, starting at a very early hour.

There's not enough money to pay for everyone's studies, so Carlos, as the oldest male, would have to stop going to school and start working if he didn't have the help of Kiva lenders.

The amount he was paying for his program doubled when he entered the third year of studies, and it's impossible for his parents to continue to support him. This is why he's requesting the support of Kiva lenders, because upon gaining access to what they're lending, he would be able to pay his fees and continue going to school without any problems.

He's grateful for the opportunity and the help of Kiva lenders. He thinks his work is very important for the growth of education in developing countries.

He wants to finish his program and get experience working in some print shop so in the future he can set up his own business. That way he'll help his parents and help his younger brother to become a professional, too.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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