A loan of $1,075 helped to buy cloth, thread, and buttons. Also a sewing machine.


Maria Elena's story

Elena is 23 years old and lives 5 minutes from the center of the city of Cotacachi in a town called Imantag. She works making items of clothing. A few days ago she paid off her first loan, which was of great utility for boosting her business. As the new school year starts this month, Elena needs a loan to buy cloth, thread, and buttons and also to buy a sewing machine.
Elena continues to sell her clothes at markets, but at this season she has orders from some neighbors for school uniforms for their children.
This credit will be of great use and a big boost for Elena's business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd.


This loan is special because:

It focuses on the poorest one-fifth of the population with no access to financial services.



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