A loan of $775 helped to buy corn for making chicha and wool for weaving.

Agueda's story

The member is Señora Aqueda, she is 74 years old, and married with four adult children. She makes a living through making and selling woven cloth like blankets and tapestries, but she also sells "maiz para jora" (a type of yellow corn) which is the main ingredient for making "chicha de jora" (a traditional alcoholic drink). Agueda has done this work for many years, and it has allowed her to get her family ahead in life and it now provides her with the financial means to live.

This time Agueda is asking for the loan in order to buy alpaca and sheep wool to make her woven cloth. For this reason she is very grateful to Kiva, and for helping her to keep her work. She promises to complete the payments on time. Agueda belongs to the communal bank "Patrón Salvador del Mundo" in the district of San Salvador in the province of Calca in Cusco, Perú.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephanie Sawyer

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