A loan of $800 helped to buy more glassware to sell during the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

Maria's story

Maria is married and has 4 children, 3 of whom are school-aged. They live in the family home, located in the "16 de Julio" neighborhood of El Alto.

Maria only got a high school education, and currently works selling glassware for the home (glasses, jars, etc). She has a sales post in the "16 de Julio" neighborhood of El Alto, and also in the La Tablada neighborhood of the city of La Paz. Her children help her with her sales.

Maria needs a loan to buy more glasses, jars, and glass vases so that she can increase her merchandise, because the year-end holidays are approaching when she will get more customer traffic.

Maria's dream is to become a wholesale glassware merchant (distributor to the retailers). This way, she could improve her family's quality of life.

This is the 7th time that she has requested a loan with IMPRO, and it's the 4th time the loan has been financed through Kiva.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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