A loan of $1,500 helped to buy clothes and accessories for women, sell them, and have an additional income source to support her family.

Cinthia's story

Cinthia is a single mother of two children who go to school. They all live in a house with two small rooms under an “anticrético” mode [transaction whereby a property owner requests a "loan" from you in exchange for housing, which must be paid back to you at the end of your contract. If your loan is not repaid, the property owner loses the property to you]. The house is located in the Ernesto Torrez area, in La Paz.

Cinthia currently works for more than 8 hours a day as a secretary for a private company. With the income she receives, she must pay for her family’s food and education and for the utilities.

Cinthia is requesting a loan to buy merchandise (clothes and accessories for women). She is planning to sell these items working as a street vendor.

Cinthia dreams of having her own clothes store so that she can spend more time with her children. This is the first time she requests a loan to IMPRO and Kiva.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand

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