A loan of $550 helped purchase of fabrics.

Lucy Ines's story

Lucy is a member of the communal bank El Arenal in the Callería district of the Ucayali region. She is 57-years-old, married, and has three children who are now adults.
She has worked with Manuela Ramos for 14 years. She works making clothing and sheets and with her loans as been implementing a small sewing workshop. With one of the loans she bought a sewing machine.
Lucy will use the most recent loan of 1500 soles from Manuela Ramos for the purchase of fabrics for making sheets. She will buy 20 meters of sheet fabric, two cones of white thread, 50 meters of fabric tape, and 50 meters of satin ribbon in various colors.
Lucy is very thankful to Manuela Ramos because with the profits she makes she has been able to make her monthly payments and with what is left over she continues to invest in her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Anna Ruby Waxham Blackwell

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