A loan of $1,500 helped to purchase bricks and paint to repair the walls of her home so that rain will not get in.

Isabel's story

Isabel earns income selling api [beverage made from purple corn] every morning to support her seven children. She covers all food costs because her husband works away from the city and sends little money because he works as a laborer.

She needs the loan to upgrade her house in order to provide more security for her family especially during the rainy season.

Isabel’s dream is to improve her income and to build more rooms because she only as four and there are nine people in her family which is why she wants to improve her quality of life to provide her children more comfort since several of them are attending university.

This is the second time she’s worked with IMPRO and first with KIVA.

In general, Impro clients live in peri-urban zones in the cities of La Paz and El Alto. Houses they live in have two or three unfinished rooms, sometimes with no bathroom and with dirt or cement floors. The loans they request are to do home improvements to provide more comfort for their families.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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