A loan of $550 helped buy construction materials to adapt her workshop and pay for labor to produce children's clothing that is already in progress.

Rocio's story

Roció S. is a woman of 29 who lives in Bogotá, the capital of Colombia. There she has a business dedicated to the design and manufacture of articles of children's clothing. She lives with her common-law husband and their two children, ages 2 and 9.

Four years ago, when she was working as a production worker in a garment business, it occurred to her to begin her own business, and three years ago, she embarked on her business as a satellite garment unit. Thus they send her cut clothing (pieces) so that she can assemble it in her workshop, which is located in her own home in a very commercial district. Roció works in the assembly plant system in the children's clothing line, and she wants to advance and become more independent. She is preparing to do this, because her dream is to adapt her house, to differentiate better between her commercial production and her family life, and to make her own line of clothing in the workshop. She would design her own products and would also sell them.

This is her first loan with the Mario Santo Domingo Foundation, and she needs a Kiva loan to buy construction materials, adapt her workshop, and pay for labor for the production of children's clothing that is already in progress. Thus Roció would be taking her first steps to independently expressing her creative potential.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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