A loan of $1,500 helped to purchase bookstore materials.

Lusmila's story

Lusmila lives with her spouse, and they have two children. For ten years, they have lived in the tropical area of Cochabamba in the municipality of Entre Rios.

Lusmila is from the Chapare province of the Department of Cochabamba, one of the poorest places in Bolivia. Like the majority of people, she came from her community of Yapacani searching for a better opportunity in life.

In her community, her earnings decreased due to the competition, which is difficult to control. Therefore, she decided to go to the tropical area. After time, with a lot of hard work and effort she purchased some land in the city, where today she works in the entertainment sector with the Internet.

The loan that she is requesting is to purchase educational materials to have for a bookstore. In this way, she will also be able to improve her standard of living and that of her spouse, who helps her with her activities.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Caroline Hedel

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