A loan of $900 helped to pay for an up-to-date course in secretarial skills which will help her to aim for a better position in her job.


Maricruz's story

Maricruz is single and doesn't have any children, she lives alone in her home under an anticrético lease agreement which her mother acquired. [In an “anticrético” arrangement, the owner leases property for a lump sum deposit in lieu of monthly rent. At the end of the lease period, the money is returned to the renter. If the owner fails to repay the money, the renter gets to keep the property]. The house is located in the Escobar Uria area of the city of La Paz.

She is currently working as a secretary in a hospital for more than eight hours a day as with the little she earns, she needs to cover the costs of food, education and pay for basic services.

The loan Maricruz is seeking is to pay for an up-to-date course in secretarial skills as it is what is needed to rise in the career ladder, and with what she earns, she doesn't have enough to pay for the course.

Maricruz's dream is to increase her income to enable her to become independent and improve her quality of life. It is the first time that she is seeking a loan from Impro and the first time that she is working with Kiva.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine



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