A loan of $400 helped home repair.


Javier's story

Javier P. V. owns his own house in the zone of Tacagua. He is married and has two children. Javier works as an independent “tramitador” (someone who expedites transactions) in the municipality of La Paz. (For example, he helps the elderly with legal procedures, obtains documents, revises and stamps those documents, etc.)


The front of his house suffered a collapse because of the deterioration of the adobe walls (the old, obsolete and dangerous material soaks through easily). That is why he needs credit to rebuild the front wall—this time with concrete and brick. This is the fifth time he has come to us for credit and, as always, our evaluation indicates that he is eligible for a new loan.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melissa Hays



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