A loan of $250 helped to buy fabric to make traditional Andean skirts, fringed shawls, and underskirts for "Pollera" women (Pollera is a national costume).


Placida's story

Placida is a seamstress. She makes traditional Andean skirts, fringed shawls, and underskirts for "Pollera" women (Pollera is a national costume).

She needs the loan to buy raw material like fabric for wadding, petticoats, and shawls.

Placida is a single mother, and she has six children. She lives in her own house in the Irpavi II zone of the city of La Paz.

This is the sixth time that she has worked together with Kiva, and it is the eighth time that she has requested a loan from Impro.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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