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Total loan: $1,950


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Chachapoyas, Amazonas, Peru / Arts

Maria's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to invest in a bulk purchase of alpaca wool.

Maria's story

Maria is an artisan from Peru who specializes in crocheted 100% alpaca wool apparel and accessories. She would like to invest in a bulk purchase of alpaca wool. Maria has been selling through NOVICA since 2012. This is her story: "I learned the textile arts little by little, watching my aunts, friends and knitters from the time I was very young," recalls Maria. "Every day I liked this work more and more, so I practiced and practiced until I could knit and crochet myself. What makes me really happy is looking at a finished piece, admiring it and making sure it's an attractive design of good quality. I enjoy demonstrating the ability that we women have in our own hands, and that we can get ahead through our own work." "Many thanks for your support. With this microcredit, we will be able to get ahead and build up our inventory." Use the link below to view Maria's crocheted 100% alpaca wool apparel and accessories on the NOVICA site: http://www.novica.com/kiva/8351