A loan of $1,350 helped to buy more regional style "cholita" shoes to sell and increase his income.


Elias's story

Elías is divorced and has two children, one of whom studies at the university. They live in a rented house in the residential area of Villa Esperanza in the city of El Alto. He received a high school education and is a public employee. On Sundays, he sells regional style shoes at the fairs in El Alto to help cover household expenses. The loan he is requesting is to buy more shoes to increase his working capital and income. Elías wants to become a national distributor. This is his third loan through IMPRO and first from KIVA.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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