A loan of $550 helped to buy fabric and thread in assorted colors.

Evarista's story

Evarista is 50 years old. She is from Huancavelica and after separating from her husband lives with her three children for whom she works with much dedication. Motivated by the economic need she faced she learned to do artisanal embroidery on traditional costumes used in the local festival called Santiago. One of her neighbors was her teacher and after 15 years of experience she has become an expert and each job she does is well finished; she’s considered to be one of the best artisans.

Because of that prestige, she is favored by orders from customers that consider themselves to be regular and always come to her on the eve of festivals or events many of them with new customers to recommend. To fill her orders she calls on her daughter for help but generally hires hands to help her. She has a sewing machine in her shop that she uses to apply the finishing touches to the items she makes. During the rest of the year after the festival is over she makes traditional aprons that are always in demand.

Evarista is very satisfied with her work because she’s able to carry it out in her home and she can manage her own time. Later on she’d like to increase production of embroidered petticoats as well as aprons.

This is her third group loan with MFP that has helped her improve her economic activity. She’s always been responsible with her payments because she’s always invested in her business. Now, with the requested money, she’ll buy fabric and thread in assorted colors.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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