A loan of $1,800 helped a member wholesale purchase of colored yarn.

Corazón Finca Group's story

The Bancomunal Corazón FINCA, located in the community of Palca, department of Huancavelica, is beginning its third cycle, with 10 members who are all artisans.

Alicia has four children, the oldest being 10-years-old and the youngest 4, and lives with her partner. Alicia hand-knits sweaters, chullos (caps maD. of very warm yarn, typical of Perú), and different types of garments. Her business helps with household expenses, and she takes advantage of craft fairs to sell her products. Little by little her business has grown thanks to the support she receives from her family. She will take advantage of this loan that she has requested to buy yarn at wholesale prices. Her dream is to have her own shop to be able to sell her merchandise.

Lida is married, has two children ages 8 and 6, who study in the community school. Lida works knitting and raising guinea pigs. She started her business knitting sweaters, shawls, and stockings at the request of her friends. She did all types of knitting in order to help her husband with household expenses. With her first loan, she bought colored yarn, and in this way increased her merchandise and sales. Her dream is to sell her products in large markets.

In this group: Alicia, Lida, Ines, Rogelio, Ana Maria, Obdulia, Delfina, Santos, Donato, Soledad Luz

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shaun Haines

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