A loan of $1,000 helped to buy more Teddy bears so that she can continue with her business.


Pamela's story

Pamela is single and lives in her mother's house which has 3 areas: a bedroom, a kitchen and a bathroom. The house is made of adobe with dirt floors, and it is located in the "16 de julio" neighborhood of the city of El Alto. This city has markets every Thursday and Sunday.

Pamela currently works selling Teddy bears of different sizes that she buys in sealed bales and later selects to put for sale. Her sales post is located in the "16 de julio" neighborhood of El Alto. This is a place that is currently full of dirt and is under repair.

Pamela works every Thursday and Sunday, and this is how she supports herself to pay for utilities, food and clothing.

Pamela needs a loan to buy more merchandise (Teddy bears). She wants to stock up with more stuffed bears so that she can increase her income, and because this is a product that is well-accepted in the marketplace.

Pamela's dream is to be able to have her own store, so that she could have more income and a better quality of life.

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

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar



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