A loan of $725 helped to purchase various types of handicrafts to stock her shop.

Marisol's story

Señora Marisol belongs to the communal bank "Mujeres de 2000" in the district and province of Lamas, department of San Martín. She is 39 and lives with her spouse and her 2 children who are still dependent. She has been selling handicrafts for 3 years, located in the town center of Wayku – Lamas across from the main plaza. She has a well-equipped shop where she attends to her clients, the majority of whom are tourists who come from other countries to enjoy and purchase our rich handicraft heritage. Marisol is very happy with the work she is doing since she is a very hard-working woman who works every day to achieve her dream of giving her 2 children a good education. She already has a faithful clientele who come to her every day to shop, and she attends them personally with the charisma and friendliness that has always characterized her.

With this loan of $725, she will buy local handicrafts such as "adornos", "chunchos malcriados", "monos", and "chozas". She will also use some of the money to buy seeds to create handicrafted pieces called "huairuros", "choloques", "wuasais", "cola artesanal", and "chuños". Today she considers herself a satisfied woman, very motivated to make her dreams a reality. She is grateful to the Manuela Ramos Movement for helping her to start her business, as well as helping so many women to want to grow as entrepreneurs.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Geoffrey and Susan Gall

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