A loan of $800 helped to buy fabric, lining, zippers, and other supplies for his business of making jackets.

Eustaquio's story

Eustaquio is married, but he separated from his wife three years ago. He has two children who are now independent. He lives in his own house, occupying only one room with brick walls and a dirt floor. The house is in the Alto Tacagua zone of the city of La Paz.

He only has an elementary school education, but he was able to learn the occupation of being a tailor. He now gets income from making jackets. He works for over ten hours a day in order to later sell them. He sells in an itinerant manner because he does not have a fixed stand.

The loan that he needs is to buy materials like fabric, lining, and zippers, etc. to make his products. He wishes to improve his income because he needs to cover the food expenses and pay for basic services.

Eustaquio’s dream is to expand his workshop and to have a fixed sales stand. This is because selling in an itinerant manner is very hard work.

This is the 12th time he has requested a loan with IMPRO and the first time with Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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