Total loan: $4,975


Chuquisaca, Chuquisaca Department, Bolivia / Clothing

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A loan helped to buy a sewing machine and materials for making sports clothing in order to support her family.

Erlinda's story

Erlinda is a person who has had many problems throughout her life. She became pregnant when very young and her parents refused to help her continue with her studies. This is why she went to live with her partner.

When she was about to give birth to her child in hospital, she was told that her partner had had an accident at work, an oxygen tank had exploded and left him with 80% of his body burned.

When her son was born, Erlinda had to work to support her child and help her partner recover. His recovery took more than a year in which he could not work or care for his baby as his hands were the worst affected parts of his body. So, she worked as assistant seamstress and after some time she did a training course in making sportswear. She now wants to open her own workshop as many people know her and her sewing skills.