A loan of $1,000 helped buy merchandise like blankets and "chullos" (article of clothing for the head), etc.


Hilda's story

Upon visiting the Mateo Pumacahua Communal Bank we talked with a member, Hilda. She is 34, married, and has two children. She lives in the city of Chinchero in the Cusco department.

She makes and sells weavings like blankets, shawls, and “chullos” (article of clothing for the head). She sells to the tourists who visit the city. She invests 1,000 dollars on the merchandise that she buys from the city of Lima or the city of Cusco. She has been in this occupation for eight years.

Being a member of the Fundación has greatly helped her to improve herself and to make her business grow. She will use the new loan to stock her business and buy more merchandise. The member’s aspiration is to become a merchant.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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