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Digna
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Digna is a talented women who always works with an incredible and good sense of humour and looks to offer the best of herself in every artesanal work of every decoration of her engraved mate-gourds. Beginning ten years ago, she has made these beautiful art-works in the company of her oldest son, after having suffered the painful death of her husband which left her with serious economic difficulties, and her work embroidering skirts wasn’t sufficient to cover the household expenses that were presented to her. Her six children had to stop studying in order to help steady the household income. With the great effort and energy that each one has put in to working as a team, her great art-making talent in her beautiful works have been recognised in competitions at interprovincial: the family representative was her oldest son and now everyone is in search of new innovative designs for their engraved mates. As part of this innovation they intend to capture in the mates that which they previously used to in the skirt-embroideries that Digna abandoned for health reasons previously and thus with her unlimited creativity in design, a spring mate-gourd shows the various colours and diverse flowers of the lush valleys fields in which they live. Without doubt this new production will be one of the most values in the local market during this season, and in her interminable zeal to progress, she wishes to export her mates with the object to cover education expenses with the profits generated by this investment. For this reason, she is asking for a loan in order to purchase the materials that she will use in the elaboration of her new artesanal designs. Help this family who through their admirable mother appeal for your generous contribution.

Translated from the Spanish by Katy Long, Kiva Volunteer


Digna, es una mujer talentosa que siempre trabaja con un increíble y buen sentido del humor y busca ofrecer lo mejor de sí en cada trabajo manual en cada adorno de sus mates burilados.Hace diez años realiza estos bellos trabajos en compañía de su hijo mayor tras haber sufrido el penoso fallecimiento de su esposo que la dejó en serios problemas económicos y los bordados de fustanes no eran suficientes para cubrir los gastos económicos que se presentaban en aquel entonces. Sus seis hijos tuvieron que dejar de estudiar para ayudar a reflotar la economía en casa, con el gran esfuerzo y empeño que han puesto cada uno de ellos al trabajar en equipo, su gran talento hecho arte en sus bellos trabajos han sido reconocidos en concursos a nivel interprovincial y el representante familiar fue su hijo mayor y ahora se encuentran todos en búsqueda de nuevos diseños que innoven la elaboración de sus mates burilados.Como parte de esa innovación tiene en mente plasmar en estos mates lo que antes hacia en el bordado de fustanes que por razones de salud abandonó tiempo atrás y así con su ilimitada creatividad diseño un mate primaveral eligiendo variados colores y diversas flores de los frondosos campos del valle en el que habita.Sin duda esta nueva producción será una de las más cotizadas en el mercado local durante esta temporada y en su interminable afán de progreso desea exportar sus mates con el objetivo de cubrir los gastos de educación con las ganancias que genere su inversión. Por esta razón solicita un préstamo para la compra de los materiales e insumos que utilizará en la elaboración de sus nuevos diseños artesanales. Apoya a esta familia que a través de su admirable madre apela tu generosa contribución.

About Peru

  • $6,715
    Average annual income
  • 65
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $53,993,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 3.0
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $850 helped Digna purchase of materials to continue capturing on mate-gourds the beautiful designs of Digna.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Dec 9, 2007
Listed
Nov 25, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Sep 11, 2008