A loan of $1,100 helped to buy candy-making ingredients.


Eva's story

Eva is married and has an 18 year old son attending secondary school. They live in their own house occupying just two small rooms. The house is located in the city of La Paz’s San Martín zone.

Eva works manufacturing candy for “sahumerio” (offerings made to show gratitude to Mother Earth) which is why she’s asking for the loan to buy sugar and food coloring since this is what’s used most of all in the towns where offerings to the earth are made.

She’s currently working more than 8 hours daily and only from Monday through Friday because she takes her products to the towns on the weekends. She also gets income from her husband who works in urban transportation and this way the two of them can cover food, utilities and medical expenses for the family since they don’t have health insurance.

Eva’s dream is to expand her workshop because she has just one small room to make her products and this way she can improve her income and her quality of life. This is the second time she’s worked with IMPRO and KIVA.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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