A loan of $250 helped purchase sewing materials & ingredients for making caramel syrup.

Migdalia Argentina's story

Doña Migdalia M. has worked as a seamstress for 17 years. In addition, she makes and sells caramel syrup as a way of helping her husband with basic expenses such as water, electricity, etc. They have five children, three of them work while the other two are studying for a better future. Doña Migdalia is 43 years old and her husband works as a mechanic. In recent months, her sewing business has been slow so she has been supplementing her income by selling caramel syrup. She learned how to sew as a young girl by working as her mother’s assistant. When she got married, Doña Migdalia continued to engage in sewing.

Her sewing business is starting to pick up again because of the Christmas season and also many mothers want to buy dress clothes for their children’s school promotion ceremonies. With his loan, Doña Migdalia will buy fabric, lace, and thread for making clothes. In addition, she will buy sugar, cinnamon, and plenty of milk for making caramel syrup that she can sell every day. She is happy to have the support of the Institution behind her small business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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