A loan of $1,000 helped to buy bricks and cement to build a wall for more security at his in-laws’ house.


Marcelino's story

Marcelinos is married and has two school age children. They live in his mother and father-in-laws’ house. They live a room with adobe walls and a dirt floor. The house is in the Puerto Mejillones area of the city of La Paz.

He currently gets income from working as a driver all night for over eight hours. With the little that he earns he needs to cover all of his family’s expenses for education, food, and medical expenses. He does not have medical insurance.

He needs the loan to buy bricks and cement to build a wall at his in-laws’ house. He will do this to provide his family with more security, especially when it rains.

Marcelino’s dream is to have his own house, to make his family more comfortable, and to improve their quality of life.

This is the second time he has worked together with IMPRO and Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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