A loan of $1,000 helped to buy more clothes to sell.


Maria's story

Maria is married and has two children. They live together in a rented house, occupying only three rooms. The house is located in the Villa Copacabana area of the city of La Paz.

She currently gets income from selling clothes for men, women, and children. She works over ten hours a day in an itinerant manner because she does not have a fixed stand. With the little she earns she needs to cover her family’s food, rent, and basic services expenses. She does not have any other income.

She is requesting the loan to buy clothes in large quantity because she wishes to increase her income.

Maria’s dream is to have her own house in order to be more comfortable and to improve her quality of life.

This is the second time she has requested a loan from IMPRO and Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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