A loan of $575 helped to buy an overlock sewing machine and more fabric.

Valeriana's story

Valeriana, 34, is a hardworking woman who raised her two children, Iván and María, by herself; she feeds and educates them in her own house located in Azapampa.

She started out in agriculture but in time learned the occupation of embroidering skirts and traditional fabrics women use in festivals. Her work load increases in June and July although she comments that she’s been getting many orders since now so she doesn’t have to travel to other cities anymore to sell her embroidery. In addition, she’s currently studying to learn how to make blouses and pants. She comments that she’s one of the best, most responsible students. She’s already practicing and in a short time will start to make and sell because there is high demand for the articles of clothing in her locality. She still does not have all the machines she requires but little by little and with her savings she will be able to complete her workshop.

She belongs to the “Azapampa” group and this is her first MFP loan. She is grateful for the support provided and promises to be punctual with her installment payments because the members of her association are responsible, supportive people.

Valeriana will use the requested money to buy an overlock sewing machine and fabric to start making her new articles of clothing.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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