A loan of $525 helped buy wool.

Vilma's story

Vilma, 30, is a very hard working and happy woman. She lives in her own house, and what she wants most is to have a good quality of life.

Her business is woven handicrafts. Her shop is in her house. But, she sells her articles of clothing in her small stall in the San José market (an important market in the city of Juliaca). It is very busy with her customers because the clothes she makes have original and eye-catching designs. What she likes most about her work is weaving, even better if they are handicrafts. She has been doing this work for eight years. The most difficult part is transporting her weaving to her sales stall. The bundles are very heavy.

In the future she hopes to open a store of woven handicrafts where she can wait on her customers more comfortably.

This is Vilma’s third loan with MFP. She feels capable of paying on time. She has faith in her business and in her community bank, which she is very happy to belong to.

She will use the 1,500 PEN that she is asking for to buy more wool to make more woven articles and improve her stock.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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