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A loan of $750 helped to buy materials such as shoe soles, leather, cardboard, glue, and two- toned leather.

Adilia's story

Adilia belongs to the “Mujeres de la Colina II”, communal bank, in La Banda de Shilcayo district, in the province of San Martín, in San Martín department. She is 42, lives with her partner, and has three children. The eldest is already independent, and the youngest ones are in high school and primary school respectively.

When she saw the need to keep her husband's shoe repair business growing, she decided to do her bit to improve the family's financial situation. She used the first loan she received from the communal bank to buy materials for making footwear, such as shoes and sandals, which she went out to sell as a street vendor.

In time, it became a family business, when they set up a shop where they made and displayed footwear. It was a great success, and they currently have their eldest son's help, as he is the one responsible for the design of new products, such as boots for various occasions such as performances and shows.

This is the way they have been working to keep growing, and filling their customers' orders. With this loan of 2,000 soles she will buy materials such as shoe soles, leather, cardboard, glue and two-toned leather, in order to fill pending orders for the Christmas holidays.

Adilia is an enterprising and hard-working woman, who dreams of having a factory for making footwear, to assure her children's future in this way.

She is very grateful to the Movimiento Manuela Ramos for the instruction given to the members on managing their money responsibly.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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