A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a food cart.


Rafael's story

Rafael is married and has four children; three of whom are on their own and one who is school aged and lives with him. They have a two room house located in La Paz.

He currently works as a salaried driver for more than eight hours a day and sometimes all night. He and his wife also sell salchipapas at concerts or fairs in the coliseum. He is asking for this loan to buy two salchipapa carts because he wants to increase his income to be able to cover the cost of tuition, food, and pay for basic services.

Rafael’s dream is to build more homes so he can put up his children who currently live in rented homes. He wants to provide them with comfort and security.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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