A loan of $600 helped to buy canned soft drinks, which her customers ask for a lot.

Paula's story

Paula is married and has two school age children. They have their own house, which is located in the Sopocachi area of the city of La Paz.

She only attended elementary school. She currently earns income from her grocery store. She is requesting the loan to buy canned soft drinks in order to increase her income. It is the only income she has to cover her family’s expenses for food, education, and basic services.

She works 12 hours a day, and the little amount that she earns is not enough to increase her merchandise. Her husband works in Oruro moving bricks. Sometimes he sends money to cover an expense.

Paula’s dream is to expand her store. She also dreams of having a variety of products to improve her income. She wishes to be able to cover her children’s university expenses.

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

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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