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Sonia
Sónia is single and has two children. One of her children is underage and the other one attends high school 10 kilometers away from home.
She's a dressmaker and a designer. She owns a shop in Boane where she sews and sells clothing. She'll use the loan to purchase fabric in order to make clothing.
Aside from that, Sónia teaches teenagers and adults to sew by organizing 45-day courses in her shop. This allows her to earn extra income.
Her biggest dream is to be internationally recognized in the fashion world and to be able to showcase her creations alongside designers from all over the world. However, she faces some difficulties such as finding a market and lacking resources for promoting her work.
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A Senhora Sónia é solteira e tem 2 filhos, 1 dele menor e outro frequentando o ensino Secundário a 10Km da sua casa.
Ela é modista e estilista. Tem um atelier em Boane, onde faz costura de roupas e vende. Ela vai usar o empréstimo para comprar tecidos para fabrico de roupas.
Para além disto, a Senhora Sónia ensina adolescentes e adultos a costurar, organizando formações de 45 dias no seu atelier, o que lhe permite ter um rendimento extra.
Seu maior sonho é ter um reconhecimento internacional no mundo da moda e poder expor as suas obras com estilistas de todo mundo. No entanto, depara-se com algumas dificuldades em encontrar mercado e falta de recursos para promover o seu trabalho.

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  • $1,200
    Average annual income
  • 116
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  • $2,802,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 29.2
    Mozambique Meticais (MZN) = $1 USD
Ended with Loss - Currency Exchange Loss learn more
A loan of $525 helped Sonia to purchase fabric in order to make clothing in her shop.
99% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 11, 2013
Listed
Jun 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 17, 2014