A loan of $175 helped she will buy different colors of wool.

Maria Ines's story

Maria is married, has three young children and completed her secondary education. She is currently 38 years old and lives in Jr. Alfonso Ugarte (no house number), Juli district, Chuchito province, departament of Puno.

She is one of the members of the "Niño San Salvador” Communal Bank of Juli. With the first loan of S/. 300 she bought wool to weave baby clothing. When she was 12 years old she started to weave to sell in the Plaza, then she worked in crafts where she also learned more about weavings. At the present time she works making baby clothing, which she weaves and sends to Chile where they place orders every 2 weeks.

With this loan of S/. 500, which will be paid back in 4 installments, she will buy wool of different colors to weave sweaters, jackets and baby clothing.

Her dream is to progress much more and not have economic problems.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Aimee Sostowski

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