A loan of $500 helped to buy yarn to make handknit scarves, sweaters, and vests.

Soledad's story

A teacher for 20 years, Soledad continues alternating her daily activities, producing and selling knitwear and teaching 4-5 year olds at a primary school. Soledad is 52 years old and married with two children of her own, a 23-year-old daughter and a 14-year-old son. Currently she is requesting a loan in order to buy more yarn for her knitwear business. Soledad knits scarves, sweaters, and vests based on original designs.

Soledad’s dream is to start exporting knit products. She envisions forming a textile cooperative with a group of mothers in the countryside who make knitwear from raw alpaca and sheep wool tinted with natural dyes. The new business would provide training in order to assure production of high quality knits, as well as export to other countries.

Soledad is a member of the village bank Los Diamantes in Cusco, which is receiving its 16th loan.

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