A loan of $1,000 helped to buy underskirts and shawls.

Francisca's story

Francisca lives in the “23 de marzo” development with her husband Indalecio who is a driver. He travels to Iquique-Arica, Chile and for this reason, he is away from home for weeks, sometimes months at a time. Her four children also live with her; one attends university, another has his own business in the Achumani area, and two are school age. Francisca sells underskirts to “Cholitas” (indigenous women of Bolivia) to wear under their “polleras” (traditional multi-layered skirts). She takes her merchandise to Villlarroel province where she has very good sales. She also buys wholesale cheese there for resale. Market day is Saturday, so she travels every weekend and works at her sales stand all day. She has family in the community and takes advantage of the opportunity to visit them. She is requesting the loan to increase her working capital and buy merchandise since she has various orders for underskirts and shawls and wants to fill these orders. She is a hard-working person.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz

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