A loan of $1,000 helped sewing machine.

Gloria Matilde's story

Gloria is 61 years old and lives in the suburbs of Guayaquil (an urban zone where most of the residents are part of the informal economy). She is a seamstress and has been making clothing for 15 years. She began doing this so that she could support her children when they were very young. Little by little, and with lots of effort, she’s been able earn enough money to maintain herself economically; she does not have any other source of income because she is separated. She works from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm.

[Gloria] would like to use the money from this loan to buy clothing and utensils that will allow her to improve her sewing. In the future she wants to make some improvements to her house and make better use of her workshop space.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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