A loan of $400 helped to pay for maintenance on his taxi.

Jose Luis's story

José Luís is married and has three school age children. He lives in his parents’ house, occupying four small rooms with brick walls. The house is located in the Achachicala area of the city of La Paz.

He currently gets income because he works over twelve hours a day, into the late hours of the night, as a driver. With the little that he earns he needs to cover his family’s expenses for food, education, and basic services.

That is why he is requesting the loan to fix his vehicle. The vehicle needs routine maintenance and the starter needs to be checked. This is his only source of work that he has to support his family.

José Luís’s dream is to have his own house in order to make his family more comfortable. Also, he wants his own house in order to have a place to keep his vehicle at night. He now leaves it at the door to his house.

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

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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