A loan of $500 helped to buy fabric to make men's and women's clothes.


Prudencia's story

Prudencia is single, and she has a small child. She lives in two small rented rooms with brick walls and dirt floors. The house is in the Irpavi area of the city of La Paz. She currently works for over ten hours making men’s and women’s clothes. It is the only income she has for the food expenses and payments for her family’s basic services. She used to make blankets, but she has now changed her business, and it is going better for her. She needs the loan to buy fabric to make clothes. She does not earn enough to increase her capital. Prudencia's dream is to improve her income and to get an “anticrético” [A tenant pays a fixed sum upon renting a house instead of montly rent. The sum is considered a loan to the property owner and is returned in full when the rental period is over.] She wants to save the rent payments and improve her quality of life. This is the fourth time she has requested a loan from IMPRO and Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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