A loan of $1,500 helped to increase the merchandise in her bookstore.

Lidia's story

Lidia is married and has one child who is of school age. She lives with her family members in a one room house located in the Villa Tunari zone of the city of El Alto.

She currently makes an income as she works more than eight hours a day weaving blankets. She also has a bookstore as a second source of income. Her income is not enough, which is why she is requesting a loan to increase and vary the merchandise in her bookstore. Weaving blankets is very hard and creates debt for her because it does not cover food costs, education, and the payment of basic services for her family.

Lidia's dream is to improve her income to be able to become independent and improve her quality of life.

This is the second loan she has requested from IMPRO and the first loan through Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Monica Wooters

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