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A loan of $800 helped purchase fabric, thread, needles.

Angela Yazmin's story

Ángela T., 37, lives in an urban zone of the suburb of Guayaquil. She has a cement house with all the basic services, and she is single with no children. Ángela started with a small sewing machine mending pants, shirts, suits, etc. Little by little she gathered enough money to buy a professional machine for a seamstress shop. Now Ángela works in her shop from 8 am to 6 pm. Her mother helps with the sewing. She works with businesses that sell the clothing she creates and delivers. One of the problems she has is the rain. With this loan she wants to buy thread, needles, and to enlarge her workspace. In the future she hopes to increase her production capacity.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Geoffrey and Susan Gall

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