A loan of $1,200 helped to buy more cook books, schoolbooks and dictionaries for her book stand.

Lucy's story

Lucy, who is separated from her husband, has two school age children. They live in their own house, occupying three rooms. The house is in the Mariscal Sucre area of the city of La Paz.

She currently sells all types of books. She has a fixed stand, and she works for over eight hours a day. This is the only way for her to cover her family’s expenses for food, education, and basic services.

She needs the loan to buy more cookbooks, school books and dictionaries. She needs this in order to improve her income and to have more merchandise.

Lucy’s dream is to expand her book business. This way she will improve her income and her quality of life.

This is the second time that she has requested a loan from IMPRO and the first time with Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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