A loan of $1,025 helped to buy a greater quantity of shoes for women and children in order to continue with her shoe sales business.

Yola's story

Yola is a very hardworking woman. She lives by herself in a high school, as she also works as the door woman of this high school in the Las Lomas area located in the city of La Paz. She primarily makes a living by selling shoes for women and children, which she buys wholesale. She sells every night starting at 8 p.m. in a market in the central area of the city of La Paz. Yola needs the loan to buy merchandise (shoes for women and children) for the holidays at the end of the year, as the demand for sales increases. In this way she will have better earnings and will thus be able to deal with her household expenses.

Yola's dream is to be able to have greater earnings based on the sacrifices she makes, and to be able to enjoy her old age in tranquility. She hopes to have a salary in her old age that will allow her to live and improve her quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Tricia Perry

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