A loan of $625 helped to buy wool to create her handcrafted weavings.


Santusa's story

Santusa is the youngest of four children. At 20 years of age, she decided to make the family business progress. She lives in a house inherited from her parents when they died. She is prepared to work hard to better her situation. Although she is very young, Santusa already knows what it is to work without rest. Together with her siblings, she works arduously at her handcrafted weavings. Since her parents' death she has become a mother to her three siblings whom she loves very much and always cares for. Her day begins very early, but this does not bother her, as she enjoys weaving and even more so when they are handicrafts. What bothers her is transporting all her weavings to Bolivia, the country where she sells her articles because the trip is very expensive and tiring. Santusa wants to have a store in Juliaca where she can sell her products and increase the market for her sales and although she has only two years of experience, she trusts her siblings' advice and help for a better future. This is her first loan with MFP and she feels a great responsibility to repay the loan on time and she would like access to larger loans inthe future. She is a favourite of her community bank because she is the youngest member. She will use the loan to buy more wool to create more crafts and increase the amount of goods she transports to Bolivia.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer L K


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