A loan of $375 helped to buy a sewing machine.

Lidy's story

This member belongs to the Women United Communal Bank. The Bank is situated in the San Sebastián District, Cusco Province, Department of Cusco. Her name is Lidy. She is 31 years old with two children, and she lives with her partner. She has been employed for eight months as an assistant in a nursery. She helps the teachers take care of the children, changing their diapers, giving them their snacks and little meals, and getting them to play until their mothers pick them up. She says it is good to be with the children and that it makes her sad that many mothers have to leave their young children to go to work. Lidy is able to be with her children while she works.

Lidy is requesting a loan to buy a sewing machine. She plans to leave her job in the nursery to work as a seamstress in her home. She is thankful and appreciates being able to obtain a loan through this process; she promises to comply with the terms of repayment.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kara Gibson

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