A loan of $625 helped to buy a solar system.

Sergio Aristeo's story

Sergio is 42 years old. He was born in the community of El Sardinal, where he currently lives.

He grew up in a large family surrounded by his siblings. Thanks to his parents' support he went to school and completed primary education. This has served him well, since it is so important to know how to read and write, although he would have wished to continue learning, he says, but that was not possible. This is why now that he has children, he supports and encourages them to go to school.

He lives in a humble home of his own with his wife and five children born from the marriage. He makes a living growing basic grains to harvest and sell, leaving a part for household consumption. They live without electricity since there is none available for this community, he says, so he and his family use oil lamps for lighting. He decided to request a loan to buy and install a small solar system for his home.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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