A loan of $300 helped to build up her stock of fabric pieces for her patchwork.


Balvina's story

Balvina is an artisan who specializes in arpillera, or Peruvian appliqué. She would like to invest in building up her stock of the fabric pieces she uses in her art.

Balvina has been selling through NOVICA since 2008. This is her story:

Balvina says, "This is a medium of expression for me to show the world how beautiful nature is, especially in the Peruvian Andes. I know it so well–-my roots are there, and my work depicts our traditions, customs and landscapes."

"I would like to send a big kiss to all of you for supporting me through this microcredit. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. All of this helps me in my work, and therefore in providing for my family."

Use the link below to view Balvina's arpillera appliqué on the NOVICA site:
http://www.novica.com/kiva/6649



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