A loan of $150 helped to buy a table and some chairs so that he can set up a food sales business for his partner to work in.

Hugo's story

Hugo is single but has been living with his partner for nine years. The couple have a 2-year-old child who is not yet old enough for school. Hugo lives in two rooms in his parents' house: a bedroom and a living room. The walls are made from adobe and covered with stucco. The floor is brick. The house is located in the Villa Exaltación district of the city of El Alto.

Hugo currently works as a waiter in a small restaurant in the city of La Paz. He makes a monthly wage and also makes money from tips. His partner does not work.

Hugo needs this loan to buy a table and some chairs to equip a food sales business in his area from which his partner can sell food. Up to now they have been relying solely on his wage. Hugo contributes toward covering the cost of his family's basic services. His dream is to acquire premises where he can set up a small restaurant so that he can improve his income and his quality of life.

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

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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