A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase sewing materials (threads, fabrics, casings).

Lourdes's story

Lourdes is a 52-year-old mother of two who lives with her husband and children in Cariari, Limón, located near the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica. Lourdes runs a sewing business where she provides alterations and produces specific items such as socks, curtains, bathroom towel sets and bed sheets. Lourdes also rents out tablecloths for special events. Her clients are mainly friends, neighbors and acquaintances who live in her community. The loan consultant who has been working with Lourdes has described her as a humble, hard working entrepreneur with a strong drive to succeed. This will be her first individual loan with Fundación Mujer. Her business is in need of an injection of working capital in order to satisfy the demands of her existing clients.

Lourdes carries out her sewing projects in her home where she has a workshop. She plans to use this loan to invest in threads, fabric, casings and other necessary sewing materials. At the moment, she is behind in production and needs more materials to be able to complete her orders. In general, she wakes up early to carry out domestic tasks such as preparing meals for her family and cleaning the house. Afternoons are dedicated to her business, sewing, selling or collecting payments from clients. Lourdes generally goes to sleep late at night.

A main goal for Lourdes is to become financially independent. She wants to be able to reap the benefits of her labor and expand her business without holding debts. In order to accomplish this goal, she plans to start saving some of her revenues. Some of her main challenges have been to start advertising and find an affordable source of hired labor.

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