A loan of $550 helped the purchase of an industrial sewing machine.

Carmen Rosa's story

Carmen studied dressmaking and has been dedicated to this job for 26 years. She started with this job due to problems in the family which is why nowadays she does her best and supports her husband who works as a worker in diverse jobs. Together they were able to give their children the best education as well as food and other basic necessities. She is thankful for a dear friend who helped her economically with obtaining a sewing machine. From that moment on she was able to buy her materials and began improving her profit. Nowadays at 59 years old, married, and with 7 children who are all independent and who help with house payments, she dreams of buying an industrial sewing machine and open up larger workshop and learn how to design clothes. Carmen finds support in the prosperity program of Edaprospo since she has to invest in diverse supplies to be able to work. She proclaims herself to be punctual and responsible with her payments.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Susan Garza

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