A loan of $1,525 helped to install water in a bathroom and the laundry.

Jose Luis's story

Jose is a single man who is 43 years old. He lives with his 4 children in the town of Sacaba in the city of Cochabamba. He is the youngest of 6 siblings. When his first son was born (20 years ago), he had the fortune of finding a job at a printing office near his house. As time passed, his family grew and his expenses increased: "At first, I gave everything to my oldest son. Then his little brother arrived, and they shared. Now my fourth son uses all of his brothers' clothing."

Jose's work is constant. With his efforts, he succeeded in obtaining the monetary capital to build a roof for his family. "We lived in borrowed housing. Sometimes they moved us, and we did not have anywhere to go," says Jose.

Currently, he is finishing the construction of two bedrooms in the place where he will live. It is for this reason that Jose needs a loan from Kiva. He will use it to buy construction materials and finish the construction of the installation of water in a bathroom and the laundry.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gabriela Lievano

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