A loan of $450 helped to buy materials for her handicrafts.

Yolanda's story

.Yolanda is 37 years old. She is a woman who is hard-working and purposeful and has a great will to advance. Her partner is Wilder, with whom she has five daughters: Jennifer, 15, Tania, 12, Dalixa, 9, Olga, 7, and Vanesa, 5. They live together in their own house.

Her work is making and selling indigenous handicrafts (blankets, skirts, necklaces, and other items), which she makes at home and sells as a walking vendor in the tourist plaza; tourists are her principal customers. She has the help of her older daughters, who help her in the preparation and sale of the handicrafts. She began more than 4 years ago, learning this business from her mother. She considers her business profitable because of the good earnings that it leaves her to pay the household expenses and help her husband. What she doesn't like is that it is tiring to have to walk every day looking for customers; for that reason, she would like to rent a shop where she would have everything ready to be seen.

This is her fifth loan with the MFP institution, so she hopes to meet her goals. In addition to getting along well in her community bank, since she was able to note that it is a united group, she hopes that they will continue in the same way.

With the 1200 PEN that she has applied for, she will invest in the purchase of materials to make tablecloths with indigenous designs, necklaces, bracelets, and other articles that she sells.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details