A loan of $1,200 helped to buy plush toys and two bundles of clothing to sell.

Norma's story

Norma is in a common-law relationship and has one child who is currently nursing. She lives at her mother’s house where she has a space with a bedroom, kitchen, and bathroom. The space is made of adobe and has dirt floors. The house is located in the July 16th District of El Alto, a city where many fairs are held.

Norma currently buys and sells plush toys that are small, medium, and large in size. Her vending stall is located on a sidewalk that is covered in dust since it is undergoing repairs. Norma works Thursdays and Sundays at the fairs in the July 16th District. Her partner helps out by purchasing bundles of clothing since they are very heavy. Both of them help one another with their expenses, such as basic services, food, and clothing.

The loan she is requesting will be used to acquire merchandise (more plush toys and two bundles of clothing) so that she can restock her inventory and improve her earnings. Doña Norma wants to acquire a storefront so that she can generate more revenue and improve her quality of life.

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

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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