A loan of $1,500 helped to buy a motorcycle to travel more quickly from her house to the plot of land where she grows vegetables, located 10km away.


Lucila's story

Lucila is not married but she lives with her partner and has three school-aged children: two boys and one girl. She owns the house where she lives. The dwelling is made of adobe, and has an earthen floor, a bedroom and a kitchen. The house is located in the Coripata zone of Choro Grande de Los Yungas in the administrative division of La Paz.

She currently works alongside her partner cultivating vegetables on the plot of land that they own using basic techniques. They also recycle plastics. She sells her produce in the same zone where she lives and also in the city of La Paz. Her workplace is full of soil and dust because the road is full of soil. They work every day of the week, collaborating to pay for services, food and clothes, and for the education of their children.

She requires a loan to assist in her work; She will buy a motorcycle to help her get around more quickly. Her place of work is located 10km away and the school where her children study is 6km from their house.

Lucila's dream is to have tools for her work that help her improve her production and thus improve her quality of living. This is her first time requesting a loan from IMPRO and KIVA.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Huras



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