A loan of $500 helped to buy groceries such as rice, noodles and meat for his restaurant.


Jose's story

Jose is married and has a son. He lives with his family in El Alto in a house made of brick and cement that he owns. José runs a "pension" (in Bolivia this is what they call second and/or third class restaurants)

He needs a loan in order to buy groceries such as rice, noodles and meat. José is the only source of income for his household. Even though pensions in Bolivia are not luxury restaurants, they contribute considerably to their owners' quality of life; that is, there are quite a few low-income customers who come to these places and are well-satisfied. Therefore, it is recommended to help José.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie



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