A loan of $475 helped roumalda needs a loan of $475 that will be invested in the purchase of wool and dyes.


Romualda's story

Romualda is a member of the Retoño Communal Bank. Romualda is married, 50 years old with 6 children. Romualda and her whole family create handmade fabrics on looms. Her workshop has 5 looms that produce blankets and small carpets. She has two operators, and her children also weave in their free hours. Romualda sees to the dyeing and the spinning of the wool. She sells her fabrics to dealers from markets in the city of Ayacucho.

Romualda also sometimes travels to bi-weekly street fairs in the region, depending on her sales, where she buys cheeses and grains that she sells in the city of Ayacucho. Romualda also sells fruits strolling through the center of the city of Ayacucho.

Roumalda needs a loan of $475 that will be invested in the purchase of wool and dyes. She dreams of building her house with fine materials, of providing a good education to her children so they can get ahead, and of expanding her businesses.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Geoffrey and Susan Gall



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