A loan of $600 helped to buy wholesale windshields for vehicles in order to sell them at retail prices.


Andres's story

Andres is divorced, and he has not lived with his life partner for eight years. He has four children, and three of them are no longer dependent upon him. He has a minor, school age daughter. He lives in his parents’ house, occupying four rooms with stucco walls and cement floors. The house is in the Tembladerani area of the city of La Paz.

He currently works as the driver of his own vehicle in the line of micro-buses in the Eduardo Avaroa union. He lives day to day on the income from his vehicle. It is the only business activity that he has. He helps his minor daughter with all of her education and food. He alone covers the educational expenses and the basic services expenses for his family.

He needs the loan to buy merchandise. He wants to start selling windshields for vehicles. He wants to be able to have another income and improve his income.

Andres’ dream is to get a neighborhood store because he is getting older, and he will not always be able to keep driving his vehicle. This way he will be able to maintain stability in his household.

This is the fourth time he has requested a loan from Impro and Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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