A loan of $1,450 helped to buy merchandise to increase the variety of her products.

Veronica's story

Veronica is 29 years old and lives in the area of central Pasankeri in the city of La Paz, in her parent's home. She has a neighborhood store and has three years of experience in this field.

With the small savings that she saved over time, she opened a neighborhood store. The loan is intended for working capital to purchase merchandise. With the loan requested she will increase her merchandise to stock her store. Her first loan helped her to improve the store, increasing her merchandise. With her experience, she wants to expand her business and her level of income. She counts on her promptness in making payments and in her entrepreneurship in managing her grocery store business.

She succeed even though she had a physical handicap. She lost her lower right limb in a traffic accident six years ago. She is a single mother of a son. Nowadays, she uses a prosthesis, has a stable health and can get around with a cane.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elisabet Falgueras

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