A loan of $300 helped to provide maintenance for his taxi.

German's story

German is married and has three school age children. The family lives in a small room in German’s parents’ house. The house is located in the Alto San Pedro area of the city of La Paz.

He only went to school up until high school. He currently gets income working as a taxi driver with his own vehicle. He works for over ten hours a day into the late hours of the night. He does this because he needs to cover his family’s expenses for food, education, and basic services.

The loan that he needs is for maintenance on his vehicle (change the oil, buy tires and a battery, and check the brakes). The vehicle is his only source of income.

Geman’s dream is to live in a house under the “anticrético” mode [transaction whereby a property owner requests a "loan" from you in exchange for housing, which must be paid back to you at the end of your contract. If your loan is not repaid, the property owner loses the property to you]. He wants to do this in order to make his family more comfortable, to improve their quality of life, and to save the rent.

This is the third time he has worked with IMPRO and the first time with Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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