A loan of $1,000 helped to buy stucco, paint, and others to put the finishing touches on the rooms where they live.


Carmen's story

Carmen is married and has a growing one and a half year old son. Carmen lives in her cousins’ house in a location with a bedroom and kitchen. The family does not have a bathroom. The rooms are made of adobe and have a dirt floor. The house is in the San Felipe de Seke area of the city of El Alto.

She currently works as a bricklayer further inside the Puente Seke area because this place has a lot of land and gravel. She works every day of the week. Her husband currently works as a bricklayer’s assistant in the Puente Seke area of the city of El Alto in La Paz. They both contribute to paying for services, food, and clothes for their child.

She needs the loan to buy materials like stucco, paint, and metal sheets to the finishing touches on their rooms.

Carmen’s dream is to be able to start building their rooms on a piece of land that she has. This will improve her quality of life.

The is the first time that she has requested a loan from IMPRO and Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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