A loan of $500 helped to buy old blankets, cotton and fabric to make handmade dolls.


Hilda's story

Hilda is 48 years old and married with four children between the ages of 19 and 29. Two of her children live separately from her while the other two still live with her while they attend a university. Hilda's occupation is selling crafts such as handmade dolls, leather and textile wallets, and pencil and cosmetic cases. Although Hilda buys most of the handicrafts from local artisans in Cusco, she produces the dolls herself. The dolls wear traditional Peruvian costumes handmade from old blankets, which feature a variety of colorful woven designs. Hilda has been selling these products for about nine years. While she used to sell the crafts in Cusco, she now sells exclusively in Lima and Bolivia. Hilda is requesting a loan in order to buy materials such as old blankets, cotton and fabric to produce her handmade dolls. She hopes that in addition to continuing her sales in Lima and Bolivia, she will be able to open a shop selling handicrafts in Cusco. Hilda is a member of the village bank Los Diamantes in Cusco, which is receiving its sixteenth loan.



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