A loan of $400 helped to repair the leak in her house.


Maria's story

María is married and has one school age child. She lives in her parents’ house, occupying two small rooms. The house is located in the city of La Paz’s Las Lomas zone.

She currently works as a teacher for over eight hours a day because she needs to cover her family’s expenses for food, education, and basic services.

The loan that she needs is to repair the leak in her house. A lot of water gets in, especially when it rains, and the walls are getting soaked.

María’s dream is to improve her income and to get a house in ‘anticrédico’ [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]. She wants to do this in order to make her family more comfortable and to improve their quality of life.

This is the tenth loan she has requested from IMPRO and the second with Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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