A loan of $800 helped to buy flour and other wholesale products in order to continue with her business of making empanadas.


Evelyn's story

Evelyn is a single mother, and she has one little child. She lives in her parents’ house, occupying only one room. The house is in the Bajo San Antonio area of the city of La Paz. She currently works for over ten hours a day making empanadas. She sells them at the doorstep to her house. With what she earns she needs to cover the expenses for food, services, and supporting her child. She needs the loan to increase her capital for making empanadas. She will buy flour and other products wholesale. That way she will decrease her costs because she wants to improve her income. With this income she will also help her elderly mother. Evelyn’s dream is to have a store in which to sell her products. She now sells from a little table at the doorstep to her house, and she deals with the changes in the weather. This is the first time that she has worked with IMPRO and the first time with Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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