A loan of $1,000 helped to buy fabric, thread, and buttons.

Patricia Elizabeth's story

Patricia is 24 years old and lives in an urban area called “Las Orquídeas” ["The Orchids"], so-named because when it was discovered, there were many orchid flowers there. She makes and sews clothing.

Because of the lack of opportunities, Patricia started making clothes by hand. Through her efforts, she was later able to buy a sewing machine. Since that time, she has run her sewing workshop out of her home. She works from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

In order to continue producing and creating clothing, she wants to use this loan to buy fabric, thread, and buttons. In the future, she wants to provide her two children with a better life, as she is a single mother.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katie Kavanagh

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