A loan of $1,450 helped to build his own house.


Carlos's story

Carlos, 31, has lived in the tropics of Cochabamba for ten years now. He currently lives in a village called Entre Rios and he is originally from the Capinota province, department of Cochabamba. He had to move to the tropics looking for better life opportunities, because his hometown had a growing crisis: unemployment and bad crops because of the lack of rain. Seeing that his income was not enough for surviving, and because his family is big, he realized there was an opportunity to look for a better future, and that was in the tropics of Cochabamba. Even though things were difficult the first few years, a close relative helped him and he made good friends. One of them lent him a motorcycle so that he could join a cooperative, have a stable income and stay solvent. He is requesting a loan to build his own house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand



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