A loan of $1,000 helped to buy plaster, bricks, and paint and to pay the bricklayer.

Ivone's story

Ivone is a single mother. She has a young daughter with whom she lives. They live in her parents’ house, occupying two rooms. The house is located in the San Pedro area of the city of La Paz.

She only attended school up to high school. She currently works over eight hours a day as an employee for a public company in the city of La Paz. With the little that she earns she needs to cover the expenses for food and basic services for her daughter. This is the only income that she has.

She needs the loan to repair her house. The walls are in bad shape, and she needs to make her daughter safer. She will need to buy plaster, bricks, and paint. She will also need to pay the bricklayer.

Ivone’s dream is to improve her income and to be able to become independent. She wants to do this to improve her quality of life and that of her daughter.

This is the first time she has requested a loan from IMPRO and Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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