A loan of $275 helped purchase fabrics & sewing supplies.

Elena De Jesus's story

Sra. Elena D. Jesús is a member of the Communal Bank "Honestidad y Trabajo" (Honesty and Work), which is located in the District of Juanjui, Mariscal Cáceres Province, Department of San Martín. She is 74 years old, widowed, and has 7 adult children.

Elena D. Jesús has worked several years as a seamstress, gradually earning her own income and setting asiD. some savings. She makes trousers, blouses, and dresses. She says business is doing well. Her workshop is set up in her house, where she attends to her customers who place their orders in advance.

She continues with her business as usual. Her customers have demonstrated their loyalty by frequently returning to her home to place more orders. In return, she greets them personally with the warmth and kindness that she is known to display.

With her loan of 800 soles, she will buy meters of different fabrics, as well as tools and supplies such as scissors, hand sewing needles, sewing machine needles, pins, and buttons.

Today Elena D. Jesús is a very accomplished woman. She has more desire to achieve and realize her other dreams. She thanks Manuela Ramos for helping her and other women start and grow their businesses.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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