A loan of $600 helped to purchase materials, stucco, paint, electrical connections etc. to finish two rooms in her home.

Isabel's story

Isabel Ramírez Cayo lives in the Pasankeri zone on the western side of the city of La Paz. She lives in her own home with her husband Francisco Quispe and their son.

Isabel is a cook, and works as a street hawker selling meals in her neighbourhood. Her husband works as a public transport driver.

With previous loans they completed the basic construction of two rooms, however they are not yet inhabitable. This loan is to completely finish the construction of the rooms: the walls and ceiling need to be covered in stucco and then painted, the electrical wiring needs to be completed etc.

This is the eighth time she has sought a loan, and the socioeconomic analysis classified her favourably as eligible for a new loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sally Bolton

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