A loan of $700 helped to buy PVC for her hardware store.

Ana Maria's story

Ana María is single. She used to live with her partner but they separated; they have a son who is school age and another one that also lives with her. She lives in her mother’s house. Her mother is a senior citizen and the house has two environments where the bedroom and living room are located. The room is stucco-covered adobe and the floor is dirt and brick. The house is located in the Pasankeri zone in the southern part of the city of La Paz.

She currently works selling all types of plumbing supplies made of PVC (pipes that are used for drainage, potable water, elbows, boxes, semi-elbows made of PVC, etc.) in a stand located in one of El Alto's street markets; she’s open for business Thursdays and Sundays. She’s responsible for household food and utility costs. She needs the loan to buy merchandise (more tubing of various diameter) to have a better variety of merchandise in stock and thus improve her income. Ana María’s dream is to have her own building supplies store to earn income and improve her quality of life. This is her third loan request to IMPRO and KIVA.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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