A loan of $1,000 helped to buy clothing for men and women to sell at retail prices.


Franz's story

Franz and his wife, Maricruz, live together and have an infant son. They live in Franz’s Godmother’s house. They have a studio apartment with a bedroom and kitchen. The room is made from adobe, and it has a dirt floor. The house is located in the Rosas Pampa zone, Tarapacá sector, in the city of El Alto.

Franz currently works as a paid driver. He belongs to the Eduardo Avaroa Truis union, and he works every day of the week. His first stop is México Street, and his second is Ciudad Satélite. The turnaround is in accordance with the arrival time. He only rests in the afternoons, and during peak times they work 24 hours.

Four months ago his wife had a baby, and she now needs to work and help her husband. She previously worked at a sales stand in Uyustus (neighborhood in the city of La Paz where the retail merchants have their stands). With the experience that she has, she needs to work in this field of commerce selling clothes that she brings from Iquique and Charaña. They both contribute to the payments for services, food, clothing, and the family’s health.

He needs the loan in order to buy merchandise (clothing for men and women) because they want to improve their income. The dream that Franz and Maricruz have is to be able to have capital to buy merchandise and to have a stand at the fairs in the city of El Alto. This way they will have better income and improve their quality of life.

This is the first time he has requested a loan from IMPRO and Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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