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Kelly truly has the mindset of an entrepreneur. When her daughter was born, she was inspired to use her talent for sewing to make unique clothes and accessories for her rather than buy them. Soon after, her children's clothing business took off, and she was selling and sharing her handmade items with others. Kelly draws her inspiration from her daughter, who models most of her designs, and she is also helped by her supportive husband, who from time to time helps her with various sewing tasks.

Kelly always feels successful when she receives emails from her customers thanking her for her work, and telling her how much their children love the outfits. She is always striving to offer new designs and meeting the ever-changing needs of her customers. She will use her loan from ACCION USA to purchase additional machines for making her items, fabric and t-shirt inventory, embroidery designs, and marketing. This is Kelly's first time obtaining a loan for her business - in the past, she had always used funds from previous sales to buy supplies, but was always just breaking even.

In the future, Kelly hopes her company will be able to produce all of her customer's needs, like accessories, bags, and even shoes, becoming a "one-stop shop." She would also like to eventually hire an employee to assist her in production.

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  • $54,800
    Average annual income
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  • $12,982,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $6,000 helped Kelly sewing machines, fabric, t-shirts, embroidery, and marketing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
30 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 25, 2009
Nov 26, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011