A loan of $325 helped to buy sewing supplies.

Gloria's story

Gloria, 48, is married and has five children but lives with only one of them and with her little grandson in a house of her own. Gloria’s work consists in making clothes. She makes her own designs and also does clothes repairs for customers who request them since they trust her for the good work she does. She has a small workshop at home and she does all her work from there. She started 8 years ago doing simple jobs and the experience she’s gained has made it possible for her to do more complex items of clothing with fine finishing touches and personalized detail work. She works alone and is more than happy because she works doing something she enjoys. She’s doing very well because she has many customers who seek her out often. At first, she felt little used at home but she decided to start some business and now she’s very happy because her work has led to her life being a bit more peaceful. Now, she wants to work more to make the business grow.

On this occasion, she’ll request 800 soles. She thanks all those people who grant her the loan she needs to increase her working capital. She will use the requested amount to buy supplies like fabric, thread, elastic and clothing patterns to continue sewing clothes in larger amounts.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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