A loan of $600 helped to buy a knitting machine.


Elena's story

Elena, 19, makes a living knitting alpaca sweaters and blankets for women. Her workshop and home are in the Sajama area.

This is Elena's first loan sequence with the institution. She's requesting it to increase her capital for buying a knitting machine because she has a lot of orders and makes the garments on request.

The challenge Elena faces in her business is selling her products in different markets in the city of El Alto. She's going to use the profits to continue making wholesale purchases of materials for knitting her sweaters.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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