Total loan: $500


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TAME, Arauca, Colombia / Clothing

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A loan helped to purchase a serger.

Alejandrina's story

Alejandrina is an entrepreneur and a female head of household. She lives with her three minor children. She was able to complete secondary school, and has taken some sewing courses. In 2001 she lived with her parents, with whom she was forced to flee from the village of San Ignacio to the urban center of the Tame Municipality, where she began a new life.

She was able to find work as a housekeeper, and she met the father of her three children. But, this was not the best experience, as she learned the hard way, abused through domestic violence. This was because her husband became an alcoholic, and it is the reason that she became separated. Today, she fights to raise her children and to give them a good education.

After these bad experiences, Alejandrina worked in a sewing shop, and today she has been able to become independent and open her own workshop. It's going well for her, but she needs to purchase a serger. It is necessary for completing her products with the quality that the market requires, so that she can increase her sales. Her dream is to see her children become professionals.