A loan of $800 helped buy alabaster.


Teresa Natividad's story

Teresa is a member of the Sonrisa (“Smile”) Village Bank. She is married and has four children. She and her husband are artisans and make sculptures of landscapes, churches, traditional customs and birth commemorations out of Huamanga rock (alabaster). Her workshop is located in her house in Santa Ana, a local artisans’ neighborhood. She sells her pieces to vendors and also does custom orders.

Teresa needs a loan of 2400 soles (US$800) to buy more alabaster for her sculptures. Her dreams are to help her children finish school, to get ahead in life, and to improve her workshop.

Translated from Spanish by Cynthia McMurry, Kiva fellow

Teresa es socia del Banco Comunal Sonrisa.

Teresa es casada y tiene 4 hijos, Teresa junto a su esposo son artesanos y realizan esculturas en piedra de Huamanga (alabastro), como nacimientos, paisajes, iglesias, costumbres típicas, su taller esta ubicado en su casa en el barrio artesanal de Santa Ana, sus ventas los realiza a los comerciantes y también a pedidos.

Teresa necesita un préstamo de 2400 dinero que será invertido en la compra de piedra de Huamanga.

Los sueños de Teresa son ayudar a sus hijos para culminar sus estudios, salir adelante y mejorar su taller.



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