Total loan: $600


La Paz, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Services

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A loan helped to buy an industrial sewing machine to make athletic clothing.

Emily's story

Emily is a 40-year-old woman. She lives with her partner, and they have a 3-year-old daughter. Her business is the production of t-shirts and athletic clothing.

She is a good mother, enterprising, and very responsible. She carries out her business in the “La Merced” zone, which is located on the western side of the city.

Emily has a dark complexion, long black hair, and a medium build. Her native language is Aymara, and she speaks Spanish. She shares her life with her partner, who works in the same business, and with her daughter, who has not yet reached school age. They live in a rented room made of brick, which has all the basic services.

Her business is the production of athletic clothing, such as polo shirts, t-shirts, shorts, pants, and jackets. “My older siblings taught me how to sew, and now it is my own business,” she comments. The advantage of her business is that she sells at wholesale. The disadvantage is the lack of a sewing machine. Her dream is to strengthen her sewing workshop in order to receive wholesale orders from businesses. She wants to buy an overlock sewing machine. This is her first loan cycle with the lending institution in the five years in which she has been working in this business.

It is for these reasons that Emily is requesting a loan to buy an industrial sewing machine to make athletic clothing.