Total loan: $650


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Barranquilla, Atlantico, Colombia / Services

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A loan helped To buy raw materials and sewing supplies such as fabric and thread.

Martha's story

Martha, 46, is a seamstress and makes family clothing. She started her business in 1992 after having worked for a clothing manufacturer for some time. That is where she learned her technical skill of preparing, assembling and finishing quality pieces. After leaving the company Martha had saved money and had the experience and support of her husband to go into business. She bought machines, equipment and work tools and set up her shop at home. Now she sells her products to shops and small businesses in the city center. She also has many private customers. She is currently requesting a CrediKiva loan, her first through the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation, which she will use to buy raw materials and sewing supplies such as fabrics and threads. This is to increase her productivity and offer a wider variety of designs. Martha works every day of the week on a productive process that she starts through the design, cutting, sewing and sales of her clothing. She starts her day at 7:30 a.m. and works until 5:30 p.m. Her goal is to become a large manufacturing and sales company so she can continue supporting her children. Her greatest challenge is to establish an effective customer base that is committed to paying on time so she can reach her market position.