A loan of $1,125 helped to buy handicrafts such as bags, alpaca sweaters, and other things.


Valentina's story

Valentina was born in the city of Ollantaytambo (an Inca archeological site, capital of the district of Ollantaytambo, province of Urubamba, situated in the south of Peru some 90 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco).

Valentina is 48 years old and married, with three children as a result of this relationship. She lives in the city of Aguas Calientes where she carries out her work. She sells different types of arts and crafts in the artisan market, such as bags, alpaca sweaters, and other things. It has already been 14 years that she has been selling handicrafts and it is going very well for her thanks to the effort she puts into her work.

This time Valentina needs the loan to buy more merchandise such as, for example, alpaca sweaters, briefcases, and other things.

Valentina is a member of the Siempre Adelante group made up of 12 members who live in the city of Ollantaytambo, where they carry out their economic activities.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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