Jose's work is constant. With his efforts, he succeeded in obtaining the monetary capital to build a roof for his family. "We lived in borrowed housing. Sometimes they moved us, and we did not have anywhere to go," says Jose.
Currently, he is finishing the construction of two bedrooms in the place where he will live. It is for this reason that Jose needs a loan from Kiva. He will use it to buy construction materials and finish the construction of the installation of water in a bathroom and the laundry.
La labor de José es constante, con su esfuerzo logró conseguir el capital monetario para la construcción de un techo para su familia; “vivíamos de prestado a veces nos corrían y no teníamos a donde ir…” cuenta José.
En este momento se encuentra terminando la construcción de 2 habitaciones en el lugar donde vivirá, es por esta situación que José necesita el préstamo de kiva y así utilizarlo para comprar material de construcción y finalizar la construcción de la instalación de agua para un baño y lavandería.
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This loan will help fund a new product Emprender has launched to provide clean drinking water and sanitary facilities to Bolivian families. Emprender is partnering with Fundación SODIS, an NGO specializing in water and sanitation access, to make this possible. SODIS identifies households that need water tanks, running water toilets, ecological toilets, water filters and water connections in underserved areas, and supervises their installation. Emprender works with SODIS to help finance these the infrastructure improvements.
About EmprenderEmprender has been working in Bolivia since 1999. It is dedicated to becoming a key tool in the development of its clients and the improvement of their quality of life. Operating in three of Bolivia’s major cities – La Paz, Cochabamba, and Santa Cruz – Emprender offers both urban and rural clients the opportunity to obtain financial products tailored to fit their needs and businesses. These products include housing loans, salary loans, “opportunity” (short-term) loans, and higher education loans. To better the quality of life for its clients and non-clients through non-financial services, Emprender offers free medical consultations and health classes given by trained doctors.
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Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.
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