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A loan of $325 helped to buy a sewing machine.

Ablavi's story

This woman had a training course in clothes making and this has been her business since 2006. Currently, she receives a lot of orders from her customers. She has apprentices, but the only machine she has at her disposal does not allow her to satisfy more orders in a manner suitable to her clients. She would like to buy a second sewing machine in order to deliver to customers within a suitable time frame. It is for this reason she is requesting a loan to buy a new sewing machine.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Margot Bonner

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