A loan of $550 helped to buy fabric, a sewing machine, and thread.


Ximena Isabel's story

Isabel is 37 years old. She has been separated for 3 years. She has 4 children: Bryan, age 20; Estiven, 17; Alejandro, 5; and Sebastián, 2.

After the separation, she went through a very difficult time, full of anguish and uncertainty. But little by little, she started to move forward because her love for her children is infinite.

For this reason, she decided to put her business idea into practice. For 8 years, she has worked making men's boxers. Through this work, she has been able to pay her family's expenses.

She aspires to grow her business and keep her dream alive. She needs to buy fabric, a sewing machine, and thread, so that she can continue offering her services and cover her household expenses.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Frank.


This loan is special because:

It aims to reach vulnerable refugee populations in an isolated region.



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