A loan of $1,550 helped to purchase 36 traditional dance costumes for single male dancers, which have already been ordered, in order to satisfy her customers.

Norma's story

Norma, 32, is a simple woman. She lives in the company of her husband Edson with whom she has three children: Kevin, Cristian and Joseph, whom she cares for in a rental home where they have lived for three years. Her husband's greatest passion is dance, above all the traditional dances from all the country's regions. Thus they together decided to turn this passion into a means of getting ahead. Since then they have have spent 14 years dedicating their time and effort to teaching various institutions, students and other persons the local dance customs. In time they added to their teachings the traditional costumes to go along with each one. Norma spends her time sewing, caring for and cleaning the costumes that her husband rents day by day as a side business to their teaching. They make good weekly earnings and especially on holidays or any event of this kind in the city. Now they are busy designing costumes for the "single men of Jauja" dance as well as costumes made from recyclable materials since it is more economical and helps maintain the planet. "These days all the schools are asking for it," she states.

This is her eighth loan with MFP and she appreciates the financial support they have continually granted her. Now she has the means to improve her business. She promises to be punctual with her payments since she was taught to be responsible. Norma will invest the money in the purchase of 36 costumes for the traditional "single men" dance. She has already received the order for these costumes and wants to satisfy her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts

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