A loan of $1,000 helped to replace the engine in his vehicle.


John's story

John’s divorced and has three school age children. They live in his parents’ house occupying one room. The house is located in the city of La Paz’s Buenos Aires zone. He studied up to secondary school and currently works more than 12 hours daily well into the night as a driver since he’s the only one covering food, school and basic utility costs for his family. He needs the loan to replace the engine in his vehicle because it’s very important since this is his only source of family income. John’s dream is to improve his income and to buy a house using the ‘anticrético’ modality [transaction whereby a property owner requests a "loan" from you in exchange for housing, which must be paid back to you at the end of your contract. If your loan is not repaid, the property owner could lose the property to you] because he wants to provide more comfort for his family since they are four; they will also improve their quality of life this way. This is the second time he’s asked for an IMPRO and KIVA loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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