A loan of $1,075 helped purchase handcrafted products.

Agustina's story

Agustina has been a member of the Communal Bank “Dulce Amanecer” (Sweet Dawn) for nine years. This Communal Bank is located in the district, province, and department of Puno. Agustina is 62 years old, married, and has two adult children who are independent. She was not able to finish elementary school.

Agustina makes her living selling handicrafts of all types. These incluD. embroidered cloth and fabrics, hand woven items, crochet, macramé, and other products. She has a craft stand in the city of Puno. With her first loan from Manuela Ramos, which was in the amount of 300 PEN, she was able to increase her capital.

She is requesting a loan in the amount of 3000 PEN to buy more handcrafted products. Her vision is to grow and have an established stand at the artisan market. What she likes most about her Communal Bank are the educational seminars and sharing with the other members.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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