A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase wool for knitting blankets.


Valdivia's story

Valdivia is married and has three children, one boy and two girls, all of whom are in school. She and her family live in their own home that has a kitchen, central living area and a bedroom. Their house has a brick floor and is located in the Llojeta zone in the city of La Paz. Valdivia makes a living weaving traditional blankets, and her husband works as a syndicated transport driver in the cities of La Paz and El Alto. Valdivia sells her weavings in the neighborhoods near her home, as well as in the nearby city of El Alto. She also helps her husband navigate various transportation routes through dusty, winding roads in the region. Both parents work extremely hard to support their children and provide them with food, clothing and education. With the support from this loan, Valdivia plans to purchase wool for weaving her traditional blankets. She hopes to take advantage of the upcoming colder season when temperatures drop significantly in La Paz and people are in need of warmer layers. Valdivia also hopes that this loan will help her to provide for her family and improve their quality of life. Valdivia’s dream is to complete construction of their home and improve her family’s quality of life. This is her third loan with IMPRO and Kiva.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gillian Goodrich



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