A loan helped to buy a new sewing machine to create more clothes.


Tamara's story

Tamara is a 52-year-old woman from the village of Busila in the Ungheni region of Moldova. She is married and has three children, two sons and a daughter. Tamara lives with her husband, who deals in construction. She cares for an old lady in the village and is happy to have a source of income.

For 12 years, Tamara has worked as a seamstress for different sewing companies. At home, for herself and her family, she sewed more clothes. Tamara is happy that her daughter decided to study clothing design. Even at a young age, she helped her mother to create dresses. Tamara dreamed that her daughter would fall in love with her mother's occupation, and supports her daughter's decision to study clothing design.

To create her own clothes, Tamara wants to buy a new sewing machine because the current one, which was her mother's, does not allow her to fulfill the high volume of demand. However, she does not have enough money, so she decided to ask a loan from Kiva. As a result, she will be able to offer her child the possibility of developing her enjoyable occupation and realizing her dream.


This loan is special because:

It enables those living in rural areas to grow their businesses at a lower interest rate.



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