A loan of $600 helped to buy medicine.


Ruth's story

Ruth’s divorced and has a school age son; they live in their two-bedroom house located in the city of La Paz’s Alto San Pedro zone. She currently earns income by selling basic staple items; she works more than ten hours per day and sells from place to place. She is asking for a loan because she recently had varicose vein surgery and needs to buy medicine and the little she earns is insufficient because she must pay schooling, food and basic utility costs for her family. Ruth’s dream is to have a store of her own so that she won’t have to go out walking any longer because that’s very demanding. This is the third time she’s requested credit from IMPRO and first with KIVA.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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