A loan of $1,200 helped for the purchase of a sewing machine and sewing materials (elastic, fabric, thread).

Rosa's story

Rosa is a 35-year-old mother of two who lives with her partner and elder son in the province of Limón, located near the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica.

The loan consultant who has been working with Rosa has described her as a hardworking entrepreneur who makes punctual repayments. Rosa has proven herself to be a responsible client over the course of her first loan. This will be her second loan with Fundación Mujer.

Rosa has a sewing business. The money she generates from her productive activity complements the salary earned by her partner, who works for a multinational banana producing company in the region. Rosa´s clients are mainly neighbours, acquaintances, family and friends who live in her community. She produces underwear, bathing suits and performs custom alterations.

Rosa plans to use this loan to invest in a new sewing machine as well as sewing materials (thread, fabric, elastic etc.). With an increase in working capital, Rosa is confident she will be able to expand her business and gain the ability to better satisfy the needs of her clients. Her goal is to increase the revenue from her sewing business in order to make a more significant contribution to family income.

Every day, Rosa wakes up early to start sewing before she prepares breakfast and cleans the house. She does the majority of her sewing in the afternoons, and when she is extremely busy, Rosa hires somebody to help her.

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