A loan helped do the finishing work on a construction project to improve his home.


Gonzalo's story

Gonzalo is 56 years old and married. He has a beautiful family with 4 children. They live in a community called San Jorge la Laguna. Gonzalo's children are already adults over the age of 18.

To generate his income, Gonzalo works as a health promoter. He has been doing this work for the past 15 years. He likes doing this work, because he feels useful to his community. To add to his income, he also has a pharmacy. He started his pharmacy first because there was no competition in this area of business, and second because due to the consultations he carries out, he recommends medications, and people don't have to travel to buy them in another community but can access them right there. In this way, Gonzalo is satisfying his needs. Gonzalo's two sons work as masons, and his two daughters carry out domestic work. With his children's income he has been able to achieve some goals, but Gonzalo still has some additional plans to improve his family's quality of life. Currently, Gonzalo needs to do finishing work on a construction project he has carried out. Because of this work, he is seeking a loan in order to finish part of the improvements to his home.

His children will contribute along with the income Gonzalo generates in order to make the loan payments. In order to be able to pay off the loan over a short period, they will limit themselves in a few areas. The family's dream is to successfully complete this project.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman.



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