Martina has been making traditional Peruvian handicrafts since she was a child. Even though her handicrafts have always served her as a good source of income, they weren’t enough to get her children through school. So she decided to start a hostel that welcomes tourists who want to learn about the local Andean culture. She got a loan from Accion’s partner, Credinka, which helped her sustain and expand her hostel.

Between farming, knitting, and managing her hostel, she keeps very busy all the time; she wakes up at 4:30 a.m. and works until 10 p.m. All the hard work and determination has paid off: she was able to send her four children to school.
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  • accion_globalMartina has been making traditional Peruvian handicrafts since she was a child. Even though her handicrafts have always served her as a good source of income, they weren’t enough to get her children through school. So she decided to start a hostel that welcomes tourists who want to learn about the local Andean culture. She got a loan from Accion’s partner, Credinka, which helped her sustain and expand her hostel.

    Between farming, knitting, and managing her hostel, she keeps very busy all the time; she wakes up at 4:30 a.m. and works until 10 p.m. All the hard work and determination has paid off: she was able to send her four children to school.

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