A loan of $1,450 helped to buy building tools and equipment, such as saws, a mixer and a knife grinder.


Jose Alvaro's story

Young José is 21 years old, single and lives in the city of Cochabamba. He completed primary school but could not continue his education due to a lack of money, José is, however, very enterprising and is financially independent from his parents. He has worked as a builder's assistant since he was 18 years old. As he does not have many savings, José is applying for this loan in order to buy building tools and equipment, such as saws, a mixer and a knife grinder. With these tools he can then work as a private builder and will be able to increase his income, cover all his costs and improve his quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw



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