A loan of $725 helped incremento de mercaderia.


Maria Luisa's story

Ms. Maria Luisa is a new client who sells accessories, such as switch plate covers, light sockets, switches, also hoses, scales, and hand juicers in a hardware store. Her latest request has been for a large quantity of boots, which she sells in packs containing 50 pairs of rubber work boots to her customers in Santa Cruz and Montero. She’s been working with her mother for ten years and they travel to Desaguadero to see all available merchandise. On Sundays she goes to Santa Cruz and stops in Cohabamba. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays they deliver their merchandise and collect payment. They return to La Paz early on Thursdays to open the hardware store and on Fridays she goes to the marketplace on the Peruvian border. She has the support of her husband, Jose Luis, and they have both committed to repaying this loan on schedule. He works as a hardware distributor in Achumani and has many requests from the Chasquipamapa district.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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