A loan of $1,625 helps to purchase fabric, thread, buttons, and other sewing materials.


Marlene Nuris's story

Marlene Nuris is 63-years old, married, and has three older and independent children. Her husband works as a chauffeur. They live in Jipijapa, a place of beautiful landscapes and hard-working people, but hard-hit by COVID-19.

She is a woman who likes to earn her own income and has done so for many years. She works as a seamstress and sews pajamas for children and adults. She has loyal clients who come to her for her work but since the pandemic began, her sales have decreased. She is now re-starting her business but her income isn't the same. She hasn't lost hope that the situation will return to normal and she can continue with her business.

This loan will be used to purchase fabric, thread, buttons, and other sewing materials.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Dieckman.


This loan is special because:

It helps borrowers withstand negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Patrick Flynn, Kiva staff

Patrick Flynn
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.