A loan of $525 helped purchase of wool.


Victoria's story

Victoria, who is 34 years old, is a happy and sincere woman. She lives in a rented house with her little daughter and is willing to work hard to give her a good life.

In the comfort of her home Victoria weaves her colorful handmade clothing. She works every day beginning very early because she needs to fill orders for a trader from the United States, who takes her clothing to sell in his country.

But Victoria does not only sell what she weaves. She also collects a larger amount of clothing from other weavers, who in turn receive a fair payment for their work.

What she likes the most about her work is that in some way she also helps her fellow women to move forward. She has been doing this work for 10 years and thinks that the most difficult part is having to stay up without sleep to fulfill the orders.

Looking ahead, she hopes to form a business with her fellow weavers, so that they can all make progress.

This is Victoria’s sixth loan with MFP. She was always on time with previous repayments and hopes to be this time as well. The members of her communal bank like her very much, because she is very responsible. With the 1500 Peruvian soles that she is asking for she will buy more wool to make new hand-woven clothing.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catherine Fountain


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