A loan of $2,550 helped a member the members of Yauli want to invest their loan in purchasing wool in different colors and threads for making handicrafts.

Santa Lucia Group's story

The communal bank Santa Luisa is located Yauli district, department of Huancavelica. It is starting its sixth cycle with 13 members. Most of its members make and sell handicrafts.

Olga is married and has two children, 10 and 8 years old. Both of them go to the community school. Olga started her business by making her weavings to order, but now she takes her weavings to various fairs in the community, especially the Sunday fairs. Since she started with Finca, she has learned how to save, thanks to the trainings she has received. The loan that she is asking for will be used to purchase merchandise wholesale for her business, such as wool in various colors. Olga also wants to purchase a bed for her children with the loan. Her dream is to have a business association with artesans.

In this group: Olga, Paulina , Felipa, Maximo, Gueddy, Zenaida, Amalia, Sonia, Alejandra, Marcela, Albina, Angelica , Sabina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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