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Leocadia
Leocadia, 63 years old, is a hardworking woman. She lives with her husband Felix, which whom she has five children, of whom she only lives with her daughter, Yessenia, whom they have cared for in the house that they bought 35 years ago. They work every day, without fail, for the good of their family. She wants to give them a better quality of life.

Her work centers on farming and the bricklaying work her husband does, which is where they get the money to pay for household expenses and needs. But the work that she enjoys the most is crocheting blankets and bedspreads by hand. She says that thanks to her good taste and the art that she inherited from her parents, she has many orders. She has punctual customers who pay in advance so she is able to make her blankets that are used for decoration as well as for protection from the cold. This is why they are made from alpaca wool.

Now she wants to improve her creations to be able to sell more. This is the second loan with Kiva, and she is grateful for the financial support provided that allows her to succeed. Leocadia will invest the S/.1000 soles in the purchase of alpaca wool wholesale to continue her crocheting because she has many orders.
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Leocadia, de 63 años es una mujer trabajadora. Vive junto a su esposo Félix con quien tiene 5 hijos, de los cuales solo vive con una de ellas: Yesenia a quién cuidan en la casa que compró hace 35 años. Todos los días trabajan sin descanso para el progreso de su familia, pues desea brindarles una mejor calidad de vida. Su actividad económica se centra en la agricultura y el trabajo de albañil de su esposo, de donde obtiene el dinero para solventar los gastos y ambiciones del hogar. Pero la actividad en la que más se divierte es el tejido de frazadas y colchas, las que realiza de manera manual, comenta que gracias a su buen gusto y el arte que heredó de sus padres tiene muchos pedidos, posee clientes puntuales que le dan un adelanto económico para poder confeccionar sus manteles los cuales son usados con fines decorativos y muchas veces para abrigarse del frío, pues están confeccionadas a base de lana de alpaca. Ahora desea mejorar sus creaciones para poder vender más.Este es el segundo crédito con KIVA y se siente agradecida por el apoyo financiero brindado ya que le permite seguir adelante.Leocadia, invertirá los S/.1000 soles en la compra de lana de alpaca por cantidad para continuar con sus tejidos, pues tiene muchos pedidos.

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