A loan of $750 helped to buy a sewing machine.


Angela's story

Angela is a member of the Las Almendras Communal Bank from the Calleria District of the department of Ucayali. She is 66 years old, married, and has five adult children, each of whom has their own family. She has been working with loans from Manuela Ramos for 10 years. Her profession is the sewing and repair of clothing, which she mainly does during the afternoon. With her new loan of 2,000 nuevos soles she will buy a new semi-industrial electric sewing machine because the one she has is an old pedal sewing machine. She does her work at home and she gives herself time to be with her husband, who is the one who helps around the house by taking care of the cooking when she has sewing to do. She is going to continue to work with Manuela Ramos because they offer training on very important issues in addition to the workshops they offer for members who want to learn new things.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge


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