A loan of $700 helped to buy a large quantity of plastic bags for processing and resale.


Javier's story

Javier is married and has two children who are now independent. They live in his parents’ house occupying two rooms. The house is located in the city of La Paz’s San Pedro zone.

He works as an auto mechanic doing all kinds of jobs for more than ten hours daily. He also continues with his business recycling plastic bags that he buys in hospitals and markets to process and resell to factories. Javier is the only one who covers family food and basic utility costs.

He needs the loan to buy more bags at wholesale to then recycle and sell. Javier’s dream is to improve his income and to live in a house under 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] to be more comfortable. This is his fourth loan request to Impro and second to Kiva.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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