A loan of $500 helped to pay for upper level courses in computer science in order to improve his income and his quality of life.


Jose's story

José is single, and he has no children. He lives in his aunt’s house, and he occupies only one brick room with a dirt floor. The house is located in the Rió Seco area of the city of El Alto. José works as a salaried drives from Mondays to Fridays for over eight hours. He gets other income because he works the week-ends as a referee at different soccer fields. With the little he earns he needs to cover the food expenses and basic services. That is why his is requesting the loan. He does not have enough to pay for his studies. He wishes to use the loan to pay for upper level courses in computer science. José’s dream is to have his own vehicle. He currently works into the late hours of the night, and it is very dangerous. He also wishes to finish his studies in order to improve his income and his quality of life. This is the first time he has worked together with IMPRO and Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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