Total loan: $7,400

Solidarias Group

Potosi, Potosi Department, Bolivia / Arts

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A loan helped to purchase wool and spare parts for her knitting machine.

Solidarias Group's story

Baldina is 37 years old and has three daughters. She is married and her husband is in poor health which forced her to find a way to help him. Since they already had three small children and the expenses were growing, she knit her daughters' clothing by hand. Her friends told her that her knitting was very beautiful and one of her relatives taught her how to use a knitting machine.

She started her business selling knitted sweaters and blankets three years ago. At first she sold them to friends and relatives and over time those people spread the word and thanks to them she found more customers.

Baldina dreams of teaching her daughter the trade and being able to have a knitwear factory. Her husband is now in better health but she likes to knit and in her work found not only economic independence but also a hobby, something that she loves.

Her dreams in life are for her husband to totally recover, her daughters to become professionals and to be able to continue knitting and have large houses.