A loan of $400 helped to buy a sewing machine and to repair one that is in bad condition.

Mirna's story

Mirna P. M. is 42 years old, married, and lives iwth her husband and three children ages: 16, 12, and 8. She wants a loan so she can buy a sewing machine and repair another one that is in bad shape. She wants to keep her machines in good condition so she can increase her capacity to produce clothes and also to improve her product. She has made a living sewing for seveal years and is able to count on very good customers. This is why she needs to modernize her machines so she can offer good quality products as well as providing better income for her household.

This is her first loan with FUDECOSUR and is very grateful for the opportunities they have always offered her. In the future she hopes to provide her family a better quality of life and better economic stability. She would also like to continue to grow as a person and as a professional.

The Foundation for the Development of Southern Communities is dedicated to economically empowering its clients by providing credit and capacitating programs to improve living conditions of micro-entrepreneurs and their children across Southern Costa Rica. You can obtain more information on FUDECOSUR from the website: FU

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shelly Hubman

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