A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a piece of land to start building a house for his family.

Joaquin's story

Joaquín is married and has four school age children. They live in his mother and father-in-laws’ house, occupying only three rooms with adobe walls and dirt floors. The house is located in the Brasil area of the city of El Alto.

He currently works making clothes for men, women, and children. He works for more than 12 hours as this is his only source of income to cover the food, education, and medical expenses and the basic services for his family. His wife went to work abroad, and once in a while she sends him a little money for their children.

This is why he is requesting the loan to buy a piece of land. He will later build in order to make his children more comfortable and to improve their quality of life.

Joaquín’s dream is to be able to build a house so that his children feel safe. He also dreams of having a larger shop to make garments in quantity and improve his income.

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

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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