A loan of $550 helped to purchase threads, acids, and anilines.


Vilma's story

Vilma is 55 years old, a widow, and she has 3 children. She is a member of the communal bank named "Union II".

She requests a loan of S/. 1500

She has a craft shop and a grocery store.

The loan that she requests will be used in part to purchase threads, and chemicals such as acids and anilines to use in the making of her crafts. Another part of her loan will be destined to purchase merchandise for her grocery store, such as rice, sugar, pastas, cooking oil, eggs, bathroom tissue, detergents, soaps, and others.

Vilma lives in the traditional neighborhood of Santa Ana. It is a neighborhood of artisans and she makes weaves and fabrics, such as floor mats, placemats, wallets, etc. She learned this business from here grand parents when she was very young. Vilma fills orders placed from Bolivia and Juliaca on a monthly basis. As another source of support she has a grocery store and it is going well.

Her dream is to have a prosperous business and to see her children have a career.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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