A loan of $900 helped to purchase materials.


Elsa's story

This client belongs to the communal bank, Nueva Victoria – Chinchero. The bank is located in the district of Chinchero, which belongs to the province of Urubamba and the department of Cusco, located 45 minutes from the city.

Elsa is 42 years old and has 4 children. She is an artisan and she brings all of her pieces of work to Urubamba to sell. She leaves her town in search of better bidders for her pieces of work. Elsa is a woman that always gets ahead, despite the few opportunities that the country has for artisans and the poor economic situation. As a result, she has to continue borrowing to be able to purchase materials and continue with her work to have her business grow, little by little. She is requesting the loan to invest in the purchase of materials to make her handicrafts and go to Urubamba after to bring her weavings to sell.

She is grateful for the loan and promises to make her payments in the stipulated time frame.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathleen O'Connell



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