A loan of $500 helped to purchase handicrafts to sell.

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This woman is a member of the communal bank "La Amistad de Ollantaytambo." This bank is located in the Ollantaytambo district of Urubamba province, in the department of Cusco.

This member is 47 years old, married, and has 4 children. Two of her children are independent and the others are 18 and 12 years old. She has a business selling crafts at a stand at the train station to Machupicchu. She has been buying and selling handicrafts for 4 years, and she is a member of the Association of Artisans of Ollantaytambo. She has her suppliers of handicrafts such as decorative ceramic pieces, key chains, earrings, wool caps, gloves, and items knitted from alpaca and sheep's wool such as sweaters. She wants to invest the proceeds of this loan in the purchase of more handicrafts such as textiles and some decorative pottery pieces made from clay and painted with Andean landscapes. She will use this loan to invest in the purchase of more handicrafts.

She is very satisfied and grateful for the support that will be provided through these means, and she is committed to making all of the payments on her loan according to the established schedule.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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