A loan of $325 helped to buy wool for weaving.

Ana's story

vAt the age of 27 Ana is the mother of two small children, Jhon, 2 years, and Lizbeth, 9 months, and she has her own adobe house. She's working very hard to get ahead so she can give her children a better life.

Ana spends her days weaving sweaters, scarves, gloves, etc. She really enjoys weaving and she is very good at it. She sells her garments to clothing stores, where they sell very quickly, so they are in high demand. In the future she would like to have a store where she can sell her hand-woven clothing herself and increase her income. Even though she's been weaving for 9 years, she still finds it hard to add the fine details to her garments, no matter how hard she tries. Ana hopes to be able to provide her children a good education, and she longs for them to become professionals and useful members of society.

This will be her fourth loan with MFP and she's saving up to make her payments on time. She's very happy with her village bank and she doesn't want to cause the members any problems. She plans to use her loan to buy more wool to make additional garments. That will cost around 1500 soles, and if funds are short she'll draw from her personal savings.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jill Heske

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