A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase peanuts and sugar to make candied peanuts.


Miriam's story

Miriam is married and has 2 children who attend school. They live in a rented home, occupying one room. Their house is located in the Pasankeri neighborhood of the city of La Paz. Miriam currently works selling candied peanuts. She sells from place to place, working more than 10 hours a day. With her earnings, she must cover the food and educational expenses of her family. She needs a loan to buy peanuts and sugar in bulk, because she wants to increase her income so that in the future she can acquire a house through an anticrético (an arrangement where the renter pays a lump sum "loan" to the landlord in lieu of rent, where the loan is secured by the property being rented). This way, she could save on rent payments. Miriam's dream is to have her own house, so that she could provide greater comfort to her family and improve their quality of life. This is the 10th loan that she has requested from IMPRO, and the third time that she has worked with Kiva.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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