A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a machine to help her weave.


Dora's story

Our client Dora is part of the Los Diamantes communal bank. This bank, whose name means “The Diamonds” in English, consists of 32 members all hailing from the Cuzco area. Dora is a 44-year-old mother of three and she lives with her children and spouse in the city of Cuzco. To make a living, Dora engages in a number of activities. For one, she offers cell phone use for a fee to passersby on the street, somewhat like a modern-day walking payphone. As the Peruvian school year started up in March, Dora also sold school supplies for a few weeks this year. Her real dream, though, is to sell artisan goods. Dora plans to use the loan she receives from Kiva to start up her own business making and selling artisan goods. Specifically, she hopes to buy a machine to help her weave. Dora is appreciative and thankful for the loan and promises to pay the monthly payments on time.



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