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Erica Patricia

Tulcán, Carchi Province, Ecuador / Services

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A loan helped to buy a straight stitch sewing machine, basic sewing supplies, and other necessities for making clothes.


Erica Patricia's story

A woman from the countryside like Érica has worked very hard to progress and help her family get ahead. For ten years she has earned her living making clothing, work which has allowed her to generate enough income to help her husband pay for household expenses.

Erica wishes to continue growing her business so she is seeking assistance to buy a straight stitch sewing machine, basic sewing supplies, and other necessities for making clothes. In this way she hopes to be able to deliver orders on time and thus take on more work.