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A loan of $800 helped to buy floor mats for cars and windshield wipers to continue with her business selling those items at a fair in the city of El Alto.

Maruja's story

Maruja is separated and has two children of which the older one is independent and lives alone while the younger one is in secondary school. She lives in her mother-in-law's house occupying just one small room with adobe walls and a dirt floor. The house is located in the Alto San Isidro neighborhood in the city of La Paz.

Presently she works over eight hours selling floor mats for vehicles in a fair in the city of El Alto in a street stall, and with what little she earns she must cover the cost of food, studies and payment of basic services for her family.

She requires the loan to increase the quantity and assortment of her merchandise (she will buy auto floor mats and windshield wipers) since she wishes to improve her income to rent a house through anticretico [a special type of contract in Bolivia] to improve her quality of life and to be more comfortable. This is her third time requesting a loan from IMPRO and the second time together with Kiva.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Carrie N.

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