A loan of $725 helped to expand his home and make improvements to it.


Pablo's story

Mr. Pablo lives in the community of Churo in the province of Mizque of the Cochabamba Department. Pablo works exclusively in agriculture, and in his free time, he does masonry projects around his home. It is in this way that he is able to maintain it. The last harvest had climate problems (frost), and in the last few days, the crops have suffered from water scarcity and irrigation problems. The plots of potatoes and peas have been performing poorly, and this is causing big problems for the income of a family that is supported by agricultural production. Each year, he produces primarily peanuts, potatoes, onions, and corn. Pablo is a very well-liked and respected person where he lives, dedicated to agriculture as the way to move his family ahead. He is asking for this loan to expand his home, and in this way, improve his family's quality of life. This will improve his family's quality of life by giving them well-being. There are many people who live in mud homes, which brings many dangerous insects into the home. The roof is made of straw, and when it rains the roof falls in. This is why he wants the credit to improve his family and quality of life. He works in the small plots that he has with his wife, and also has a clear idea of how this loan will improve his living conditions. With this opportunity, he will make better investments that will allow him to do business with better economic value.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kate Wegmann



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details