A loan of $475 helped to purchase materials for weaving and painting.

Miriam's story

Miriam is 38 years old, and lives with Luis and their two children, ages 13 and 14. She and her family live in their own house in the district of San Pedro de Cajas – Tarma.

Until she was 24 years old, Miriam made a living working in agriculture with her parents. When she began a new life with Luis and their first son, their financial needs increased. She therefore decided to begin a weaving business. She acquired artisan and electric looms and began to sell her handiwork. Also, thanks to her studies at an arts school, she learned to paint. She now has a painting and weaving workshop where she works every day, and even some nights, when she has many customer orders. She believes that, “it is important never to be short of work.”

With this business she can help provide for her family and give them a better quality of life. She hopes things will continue work out even when her children are grown and have educational expenses.

This is her fifth loan with MFP, and she has always been punctual in making monthly payments. She is an active member in the community bank, “Mujeres al Futuro: (Women for the Future), and she enjoys the companionship of other kind, entrepreneurial women. With the support from this loan, she plans to buy the necessary materials to make her weavings and paintings.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gillian Goodrich

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