A loan of $1,200 helped to buy supplies like potatoes, chicken, beef, eggs, and flour for making “salteñas” [traditional meat-filled pastries] and “tucumanas” [turnovers].

Sergio's story

Sergio is single, and he does not have children. He lives in his parents’ house, occupying one small room. The house is in the Bario Grafico area of the city of La Paz.

He currently gets income from selling “salteñas” [traditional meat-filled pastries], “tucumanas” [turnovers], and soft drinks at a private university. He does this because he needs to cover the expenses for education, food and basic services.

With the little that he earns for working over eight hours, he does not have enough to increase his capital and to buy supplies to make the salteñas and tucumanas. That is why he is requesting a loan. He will use the loan to buy supplies like potatoes, chicken, beef, and eggs, etc. He will then have better income in order to complete his studies. He is currently studying to be a certified accounting technician.

Sergio’s dream is to improve his income and to be able to become independent. He wants this in order to improve his quality of life.

This is the second time he has worked with IMPRO and Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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