A loan of $800 helped to purchase chilies, "tunta", and other wholesale products for later sale to customers.

Natalia's story

Natalia is a merchant who sells chili and condiments. She lives in a rented home with a cement finish and concrete floor in the Alto Tejar region of La Paz. She works over eight hours a day as it is her only livelihood. Natalia is requesting the loan to expand her merchandise. She will purchase whole chilies, ground chili, “tunta” [potatoes that are dehydrated and dried in the sun until they turn gray and acquire an unusual flavor], and other products. Her dream is to own her own home. This is the first loan she is requesting from Impro and Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz

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