A loan of $1,200 helped to buy a large quantity of plush toys.


Lucy's story

Lucy is married and has eight grown children, seven daughters and one son. She lives in a house with two spaces set aside for the bedroom and the kitchen. The rooms are made of adobe and have dirt floors. Her house is located in the July 16th District in the city of El Alto, where fairs are held every Thursday and Sunday.


At the moment, Lucy buys and sells plush toys of different sizes from the patio of her house that is being used as a garage. The house belongs to her parents and is located near the fair in the July 16th District, where there are cobblestone streets that are currently undergoing repairs. Lucy works on Thursdays and Sundays. Her husband works as a driver in La Paz and both of them help one another with the cost of basic services, food, and clothing.


The loan she is requesting will be used to increase her capital for buying a large quantity of plush toys. She wants to have a wide variety of inventory so that she can improve her earnings. Lucy’s dream is to have a decent amount of merchandise on hand so that she can have more income 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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