A loan of $1,000 helped thread, cardboard.

Nora Pilar's story

Nora, 41 years old, sells thread wholesale and retail to stores and sewing workshops. She lives with her husband, who travels to promote their thread to stores outside the city, and their children in the Guayaquil Suburb (an urban zone where the majority of inhabitants are informal merchants).

She has already been selling threads for six years to different stores and workshops. Her father-in-law taught her how to make thread, and she took up this career to maintain her family. While she makes the thread, another person helps her, rolling and cutting the thread so it can be packaged. They work from 8am to 4pm every day. They produce approximately 2,000 threads.

With the loan, she wants to buy materials, cardboard, and threads in order to improve her business sales. In the future, she would like to buy a bobbin machine and expand her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Trisha Bury

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