A loan of $600 helped to buy cosmetics to sell.

Irma's story

Irma is married and has one school age child. They live in her parents’ house, occupying four rooms. The house is located in the Tembladerani area of the city of La Paz.

She sells clothes for men, women, and children. She mostly sells by order. She does this to cover her family’s expenses for food, education, and basic services. She does not have other income.

That is why she is requesting the loan. She wants to increase the products she now sells by also selling cosmetics. She wants to do this to be able to cover the family expenses. She does not earn much, and she works in an itinerant manner for over 12 hours a day.

Irma’s dream is to have her own house because she wants to make her family more comfortable. She also wants her own house in order to have her own store so that she would not have to go to the streets to sell. It is very difficult work.

This is the fifth time she has worked with IMPRO and Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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