A loan of $350 helped to buy thread, fabric and a sewing machine to make clothes.


Rosa Lilian's story

Rosa owns her own sewing workshop. She lives with her 8 year-old daughter in El Transito, in San Miguel department. She is a single mother and her income is the only one which her family has. She learned her trade from a friend who does the same work. She does her sewing work from her home. She doesn't work fixed hours.

Currently she is requesting a loan because she would like to buy fabric, thread and a new sewing machine. She will use this loan to make this investment as she doesn't have the necessary finances to do it herself.

Her plans are to set up a bigger sewing workshop, serve lots of customers, to have employees to do the work and to look after the needs of her daughter, especially as regards her education and health.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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