A loan of $750 helped to buy fabric and thread.

Lucy Ines's story

Lucy is a member of the "El Arenal" community bank which is located in Calleria district, in Ucayali department. She is 57 years old, married, and has three children.

Lucy has been working with Manuela Ramos loans for 15 years and they have provided her with the capital she has needed to fill some of her sewing orders. Lucy makes blouses, sheets, tablecloths and towels... everything sewing related. It is a job that she loves and she does it very happily.

Lucy will use this new loan for 2,000 Peruvian soles to buy 10 meters of fabric, embroidery threads, needles and 5 meters of embroidery canvas for doing cross stitch work.

Lucy loves her work and she enjoys doing it. In the afternoons, she has the company of her grandson and they spend some good moments together.

Lucy will continue working with Manuela Ramos because it is like her other family. She has made friendships which have lasted many years.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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