A loan of $700 helped to buy a laptop computer for his studies.


Mauricio's story

Mauricio is single, and he does not have children. He lives with his parents in a rented house, occupying three rooms. The house is located in the Rosales area of the city of La Paz.

He is currently studying at the University for a Law Career. That is why he is requesting the loan. He wishes to buy a laptop, which would be of great help in his studies. He is currently working over ten hours a day as an employee of a public entity in the city of La Paz.

Mauricio’s dream is to finish his career studies and to improve his income. He wants to do this to be able to get an“anticretico” (a contract to rent property whereby the renter pays the landlord a fixed sum at the start of the rental period in lieu of paying monthly rent; at the end of the rental period, the tenant receives the sum back, in full, from the landlord, thus resulting in rent-free living). This way he could help his parents and save. With the little he earns he can only pay for the family’s basic services. In the future he also wishes to pay for a doctorate in the law.

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

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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