A loan of $1,200 helped for fabrics and thread.

Reinaldo Maximiliano's story

Reinaldo Crespín, 58, lives in an urban area of El Suburbio, Guayaquil; he has four children who are 31, 25, 25 and 18 years old.

Reynaldo used to work in a tailor shop but, when his children saw how exhausted he was and that he needed to have his own home-based business, they decided to buy him an industrial sewing machine.

Thanks to the help from his children, he has his own tailor shop in his house. His wife helps him and they are open for business from 8am until 10pm.
He charges $5.00 for shirt repairs, $15.00 for pants and $9.00 for legwarmers.

He will use the funds to buy fabrics and thread.

He would like to buy two sewing machines in the future and make improvements to his house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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