A loan of $1,000 helped to buy lumber, nails, glue and paint.

Rene's story

René is married and has a small son he lives with in his parents’ house occupying just one small bedroom; the house is located in the city of El Alto’s Villa Adela zone.

René only studied up to secondary school and is currently working more than ten hours per day as a carpenter making doors and wood paneling since he has no other source of income to pay for his son’s medical expenses, food and schooling because he does not have health insurance.

The work he does isn’t very dangerous but it is demanding because he has to carry large bundles of lumber to make the doors.

He needs the loan to buy lumber, nails, glue, paint, etc. to make other things to put up for sale later. His largest payments come from jobs he does to order.

René’s dream is to have his own house to give his family more comfort and to have a larger workshop to improve his quality of life and his income. This is the first time he’s worked with IMPRO and with KIVA.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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