A loan of $875 helped purchase wool.

Gladys's story

Gladys is 54 years old, married, and has 3 children of whom 2 still live at home. With great skill and manual dexterity, Gladys makes brightly colored blankets and shawls. She does not find the work difficult since she learned this skill at a young age. Gladys can have a conversation without paying attention to what she is doing because her hands automatically do all the work. She likes to weave between 3-5am so that she can devote the rest of the day to her household chores. In the evenings, she makes satchels in beautiful colors. Subsequently, she travels to the city every Sunday to deliver her orders. Meanwhile her husband travels to another nearby city to deliver blankets. For Gladys, this is the life of an artisan.

This is her ninth loan with MFP. As a member of her Communal Bank, she has demonstrated commitment and punctuality with her payments. Gladys will use the money she requested to buy natural and synthetic wool for producing various items.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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