A loan helped to buy raw materials to produce more and improve her income.


Lizeth Margarita's story

Margarita is 22 years old and lives in the city of Otavalo in the Imbabura province.

Margarita is a hardworking and responsible young woman who, from a young age, has looked for a way to obtain income for her family. This is why she learned from her mother how to embroider shirts for the indigenous people of Cayambe. She became a single mother at a very young age, which was one more reason to better herself economically.

Margarita has worked embroidering shirts for some time now, which is how she obtains the daily support for her son and the economic support for her mother. Margarita carries out her work in her home in order to later sell them in the city of Otavalo.

Margarita is requesting [a loan] to buy raw material and continue creating more clothing items.

Margarita is very grateful for your support because this way she will be able to save up in order to start a new business and have another source of income for her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Stanislawski.


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It focuses on the poorest one-fifth of the population with no access to financial services.



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