A loan of $725 helped to acquire material to continue making products.

Santos De La Cruz's story

Santos is 31 years old. She is single and has one child who is dependent on her. She lives together with her mother in Santa Rosa district, an area whose economy depends mainly on fishing. It is twenty-five minutes from the city of Chiclayo.

She works making and weaving tablecloths, blankets, scarves and covers. She makes these articles by hand and, owing to the good quality of her work, she has become one of the most requested craftswomen in the area. Her business is an important source of income for her family which is why she always tries to provide her best work so that she can maintain her business.

Santos would like to acquire material so that she can continue making products and thereby fill some orders which she currently has. For this reason she is requesting her first loan from Edpyme Alternatia for 2,000 nuevos soles which will help her to achieve her objective.

Santos is quite a creative and determined woman. She would like to continue expanding her workshop so that she can make more money and improve her family's quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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