A loan of $1,050 helped purchase sewing materials & supplies.

Lastenia's story

Sra. Lastenia is a member of the Communal Bank “La Mujer Riojana”, which is in the District of Rioja, Rioja Province, Department of San Martín. She is 53 years old, in a common law marriage, and has 4 children who are all independent.

Lastenia has been producing garments for several years. Since she possessed the appropriate knowledge, she did not hesitate in establishing her own dressmaking shop. Her business is located in her house, which is well-equipped for accommodating her regular customers who know her and come by every day in need of her services. Lastenia’s work is based on the orders she receives in advance. She always greets her customers with a smile, which makes them feel happy and satisfied. At the moment, Lastenia is very pleased and proud of her achievements.

With this loan of 3000 soles, she will buy meters of fabric in different styles and colors, as well as tools such as scissors, large spools of thread in various colors, hand sewing needles, sewing machine needles, pins, and buttons. Today Lastenia feels like an accomplished woman who has more desire to achieve and fulfill her other dreams. She thanks Manuela Ramos for helping her start her business and supporting many other women who want to grow as entrepreneurs.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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