A loan of $375 helped to invest in purchasing wool to accomplish her work.

Candelaria's story

This member belongs to the ”JOSE CARLOS MARIATEGUI” communal bank. The communal bank is located in the the heart of the sacred valley of the Incas, in the province of Urubamba and department of Cusco.

This member is Señora Candelaria; she is 63 years old and married. She has five children, all of whom are financially independent. The member works buying and selling handicrafts. She knits beautiful things such as hats, sweaters, gloves, blankets and shawls among other things.

She was born in the city of Puno and has lives in Urubamba for many years. The member has a stand in the market, and among other products, she purchases materials such as alpaca wool, synthetic wool, sheep's wool, and buttons.

The member is requesting the loan to invest in the purchase of wool to accomplish her work. She is grateful for the loan and agrees to comply with her repayments according to the repayment schedule.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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