A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a greater quantity of clothing to increase her business selling it.

Maria's story

Maria is divorced and has three children who are all already independent. She lives in a house under an antichresis rental arrangement, occupying four rooms. The house is located in the Cota Cota area of the city of La Paz.

Currently, she receives a retirement pension, with which she should be able to cover the cost of food and basic services. This is the same reason she is asking for the loan, since she wants to increase her capital for the clothing business in order to improve her income.

Maria's dream is to have her own house, since currently she lives alone and does not receive any kind of help from her children. That is why it is very complicated for her to move.

This is the third time she has worked with IMPRO and the second time with Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat

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