A loan of $375 helped purchase materials for making crafts.


Yanett Del Pilar's story

Yanett Del Pilar is 40 years old and lives in the city of Cusco, which is located in the Department of Cusco, Peru. Her main business activity is making and selling handicrafts such as sweaters, scarves, and socks. In addition to distributing to the craft merchants in the District of Cusco, she ships her merchandise to her relatives in Italy. Yanett has been in business for 4½ years and has done very well. She needs a loan to buy materials for making crafts. Her dreams include opening a store, working in a more formal manner, and exporting to other countries.


Yanett belongs to the Communal Bank “Hijas de María” (Daughters of Mary), which is part of Asociación Araiwa, in Cusco, Peru. The Communal Bank is in its third year of operation and all of the members have done very well.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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