A loan of $3,000 helped to increase her inventory and with the profits help her son finish college.


Virginia's story

Virginia is 45 years old. She is married and the mother of one son. Her business is selling blank CDs. She is a woman of strong character who is enterprising and a fighter. She works at her business Monday through Saturday all day long in the populated area of ’16 de Julio’ (El Alto), located in western Bolivia in the high plateau, four thousand feet above sea level, making it one of the highest cities in the world. Virginia has dark skin, long black hair, and medium height. Her daily routine starts very early in the morning when she goes to the warehouse where she keeps her merchandise. She picks up her boxes to transport them to her sales spot and arrange them to be seen for sale. She does this work with her son who accompanies her. He is in charge of the transportation and he leaves his mother with everything ready and then he goes to his classes. Virginia's dream is to see her son graduate from college. She wants hi to go to school and finish his major so that he can have a better future. She helps him with his college expenses and that is why she seeks a way to increase her income, expanding her business' inventory. That is why Virginia is asking for a loan to increase her inventory and with the profits help her son finish college.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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