A loan of $1,200 helped uniform fabric.


Lucrecia Juana's story

Juana P. is 39 years old. She lives in a semi-urban zone of Paraíso de Guayaqui. Her house is made of cement and only has light and water as its basic amenities. She is a single mother of a young daughter who attends public school.

When she was 17 years old, Juana learned how to sew from her family members. She was a seamstress at a very early age and has worked with businesses making clothes. When she was 28 years old, she decided to become independent and bought a sewing machine with her savings.

Juana currently has two employees working for her. Sometimes her sister helps her. Crime is one of the major inconveniences that prevents her from having a more efficient business.

With this loan, Juana wants to buy fabric for school uniforms because April is the beginning of the school year and she has a lot of uniforms to make. In the future she wants to move her business to a safer area and have more people working for her.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lydia Brantley



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