A loan of $1,100 helped to buy fabric.

Bella Monserrate's story

Bella is busy lady. She makes curtains and works in the shop where she learned the job. She has spent 20 years in the business and has two people helping her. She makes her fabric purchases in the cities of Quito, Guayaquil and Portoviejo. Her customers place catalog orders. Four times a month, she orders the fabrics with which she works most, which are from Colombia, although some of the items are from Ecuador. The finished, ironed curtains she makes can be 2 meters long, 3 layers, fine, heavy and with a valance can cost $200 depending on the type of fabric and pattern the client wants.

Bella has a professor certificate, but still opted to stay in this profession which brings her many blessings. Her dream is to grow her business with every sale by investing $500. She knows that this investment will bring returns for that she is indebted to Espoir for the great help offered to those who need to keep working.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Kellogg

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