A loan of $1,000 helped to pay the hospital and for examinations for her husband, who had an accident in the mine where he works.

Virginia's story

Virginia is married and has two young children. She lives with them in three rented rooms. The rooms have brick walls and dirt floors. The house is located in the Pasankeri area of the city of La Paz.

Virginia only went to elementary school. She currently works cleaning private houses on the week-ends. Monday through Friday she works as an educator at a daycare for over eight hours a day. She does this because she needs to cover her family’s expenses for education, food, and basic services.

Her husband used to send her a little money from the work he did at the mine in Los Yungas de La Paz. However, he regrettably had an accident at the mine.

She needs the loan to pay the hospital because her husband is hospitalized because of an accident. He needs various analysis and examinations. The little that Virginia earns is not enough to pay for her husband’s medical expenses.

This is the fourth time that she has worked with IMPRO and the second time with Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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