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A loan of $1,075 helped to buy traditional clothing.


Edilberto.'s story

Edilberto, 31, has been teaching traditional dance for 10 years. He loves to teach because traditional Peruvian dances are marvelous and beautiful, and things are going well because he loves what he does.

Edilberto thanks the Kiva lenders because he will be able to buy new garments for his classes. He is going to participate in competitions, and the costumes he has are worn out. He will keep striving to achieve his great dream of having a dance school and performing traditional Peruvian dances around the world.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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