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A loan of $1,025 helped to buy quinoa, freeze dried potatoes and dehydrated cereals to sell.

Lucia's story

Lucia is 36 years old, married with four children who are 1, 10, 12, and 17 years old. She works selling freeze dried potatoes, quinoa, and the dehydrated grains known as tunta and kaya.

Her store is located in the community of Cullucachi in the city of El Alto. This is her second loan from the institution.

Lucia is going to use this loan to buy a load of quinoa, freeze dried potatoes and dehydrated grains for her business. Her reason for asking for this loan is to increase her working capital as this is a season of high sales.

Lucia faces challenges in her business such as competition. She is going to use the loan proceeds to continue buying merchandise.

Lucia is a hardworking person who feels happy for the opportunity given to her by the granting of this loan.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gail LeGrand

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