A loan of $1,975 helped to finish his degree and to return to his hometown and help his mother.

Ponciano's story

Ponciano was born in Tingo Maria, Huanuco Province in the Peruvian highlands. He came to the capital to be able to study and carve out a better future to be able to help his mother who waits for him in his hometown. She lives alone, as his father died when he was 14 years old. Since then, it's just been her and his three brothers who he currently lives with, his older brother, Macario, is the one who has been responsible for taking care of him and his studies, as well as those of his older brother. Ponciano was helping with the payments, thanks to the fact that he was working part time, but due to the timetable in his institution he had to leave his job.

Due to this, he is currently in a complicated situation, having to pay the cost of financing his studies, as both his older and younger brothers are also studying now, not to mention the cost of transportation, food and rent for the room where they live.

Ponciano is thankful to the Kiva lenders for all the support they have provided him with so far, as for him it will be possible to reach his dream of being a professional and thus be able to reach all of his goals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Joelle Kuiper

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