A loan of $1,500 helped to buy wool to make clothing.


Rebeca's story

Rebeca is the mother of two grown children, who have families of their own. She has been widowed for many years, and thanks to her hard work, she was able to provide for her family. Now she weaves alpaca wool blankets, which are prized for their quality. Alpacas live in the highlands.

Rebeca makes her merchandise to order, that is, customers give her the materials, which she weaves with sticks in her home. She lives in the town of Achacachi, two hours from La Paz, a medium-size city. She will use the loan to buy wool to make blankets to sell, thereby increasing her earnings and raising her standard of living.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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