A loan of $300 helped purchase of soil for brick-making.

Lourdes's story

Lourdes is a member of the community bank, Los Ladrilleros de Compañía ('The Brick-makers of Compañía'). She lives in the community of Compañía, 40 minutes from Ayacucho city. Lourdes is 20-years old, single, and lives with her parents. She studies computer applications.

Lourdes and her parents make bricks by hand, using an artisan oven and hiring workers to help. Lourdes needs a loan of 900 PEN to invest in the purchase of soil or clay for making bricks. She dreams of finishing her studies and of owning a hardware store.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Vivian Lu

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