A loan of $500 helped to buy supplies like sandpaper and paint for her auto body shop.

Geovanna's story

Giovanna’s married and has two children attending secondary school. She lives in an ‘anticrétco’ one-bedroom house [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] located in the city of La Paz’s Llojeta zone.

She earns income at present working more than ten hours daily in her auto body shop (a place where wrecked cars are repaired) with her husband doing all sorts of jobs on vehicles. They use what they earn to cover food, school and basic utility costs for the family.

She needs the loan to buy materials for her auto body shop because she needs sandpaper, paint and others to continue working and increasing income. Giovanna’s dream is to buy a house to have more comfort and security and she also wants to expand the shop. This is the first time she’s worked with IMPRO and with KIVA.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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