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Lucinda is a 53 year old, very joyful woman. She lives with her husband, with whom she has 5 children. Only two of their children live with them in the house that she inherited from her mother. Continuing on a family tradition, she knits by hand, which she has done since she was 15 years old. She doesn't like the knitting machines that many use currently, because she believes that the art is found in the effort and work that goes into it.

She happily said that the majority of her income she receives from making sweaters, hats, gloves and other types of clothing from alpaca wool. She sells her goods in different cities nearby, as well as exporting a few that are requested by export factories. She has great hope that some day she will be able to start her own export cooperative, where she would be able to share her art with the world.

This is the first loan she has taken out through KIVA. She is thankful for the opportunity that has been offered to her to continue progressing in her business. She promises to make her payments on time. Lucinda will invest 500 nuevo soles in the purchase of alpaca wool.
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Lucinda, de 53 años es una mujer alegre. Vive en compañía de su esposo Alejandro con quien tiene 5 hijos pero solo vive con 2 de ellos en la casa que heredó de su madre.Como costumbre ancestral ella teje desde los 15 años de manera manual ya que no le gustan los equipos que hay en la actualidad pues afirma que el arte se lleva en el esfuerzo y trabajo. Comenta muy contenta que su principal ingreso económico se centra en la fabricación de las chompas, gorras, guantes y demás prendas a base de lana de alpaca. La cuales comercializa en las diferentes ciudades de su región, además de exportar alguna prenda que piden las fabricas de exportación. Espera con mucha ilusión poder empezar con su propia cooperativa exportadora, donde cree podrá mostrar al mundo su arte.Este es el primer crédito con KIVA y agradece la oportunidad que le ofrecen para seguir progresando en su negocio además se compromete a ser puntual con el pago de sus cuotas.Lucinda, invertirá S/.500 soles en la compra de lana de alpaca.

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  • $12,000
    Average annual income
  • 100
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    Peru Loans Fundraising
  • $57,944,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 2.6
    Peru Nuevos Soles (PEN) = $1 USD