A loan of $500 helped to buy potatoes, onions, beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and other products.

Paulina's story

Paulina is separated from her husband and has two children. They live at her mother's house where they occupy four rooms with adobe walls. The house is located in the District of Las Lomas in the city of La Paz.

She currently generates income by selling vegetables at the market for more than eight hours. This exposes her to the cold and the heat since she does not have an established location. As a result, she ends up selling from the sidewalk while sitting on the ground. Paulina is requesting a loan to buy potatoes, onions, beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and other products in order to improve her earnings because she is the only one covering expenses such as food, basic utilities, and her children's studies. Paulina also does not have health insurance.

Her dream is to have an established vending post so that she can improve her income and provide for her children's education. They are currently in high school and want to enter the university. This is the second time she has worked with IMPRO and Kiva.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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