A loan of $700 helped to install their own electric and water meters in the house where they live.

Efrain's story

Efraín is married and has three children. He lives in a rented house, occupying one room with adobe walls and a dirt floor. The house is located in the Pasankeri area of the city of La Paz.

Efraín only went to school up to high school. He currently works as a driver in public transportation. He works over eight hours a day. He also has income from his wife. She works selling coffee in an itinerant manner at a market in the city. This way both of them cover the food, education, and medical expenses for the family. They do not have medical insurance.

They need the loan to install their own electric and water meters in the house. There are various renters in the house, and the consumption is very high. That is why they need this service.

Efraín’s dream is to have his own house. He wants this in order to improve his quality of life and to make his family more comfortable.

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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