A loan of $1,200 helped to buy a sewing machine, invest and increase her operational capital.


Wilma's story

Ms. Wilma H. V. is an enterprising 25 year old young woman that works by making clothing. She lives around the area Pampa San Miguel located south of the city of Cochabamba in area very far away from the city. Wilma is single and doesn’t have any dependents, she lives in her sisters’ home but her sister lives in La Paz. Wilma makes clothing like shirts, shorts for women and girls; she has an industrial sewing machine and all of her products are sold in popular fairs in the city of Cochabamba, she makes them to sell them wholesale, that is to say she sells them by the dozen and at the end of each fair she has sold all of her merchandise.

Wilma’s dream is to be a successful entrepreneur but she does not have a lot of resources and she needs the loan to buy a sewing machine called recta to increase her production and to keep growing her business. Soon we will have more news about this enterprising young woman that wishes to get ahead in life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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