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A loan of $1,200 helped to buy more teddy bears.


Sofia's story

Sofía’s married and has three school age children. She lives in her mother’s three-room house; it has a bedroom, kitchen and bath. The walls are adobe and the floor is dirt. The house is located in the 16 de Julio zone where she also has her stand on the sidewalk on a street in El Alto.

She’s still selling teddy bears. Her stand is on the sidewalk, a place that’s full of dirt and dust. She works Thursdays and Sundays. Her husband is a salaried transportation provider and currently works in downtown La Paz. They both contribute to paying utility, food and clothing costs.

She needs the loan to buy more teddy bears because she wants to increase and stock up on merchandise to improve her income since this is a product that sells well.

Sofía’s dream is to be able to have a store to display her merchandise in to earn higher income and improve her quality of life. This is her second Kiva loan request.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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