A loan of $225 helped to expand her embroidery business.

Marcela's story

Marcela is 27 years old. She is single and lives together with her mother and siblings in the fishing district of San José, 20 minutes from the city of Chiclayo.

For 6 years she has been making hand-embroidered products. Through this activity she has earned her living and covered her own expenses. She works on orders and usually embroiders tablecloths, curtains and napkins.

She would like to expand her business by doing more embroidery. This will enable her to fill some outstanding orders which she has. For this reason, she is requesting a loan for 600 nuevos soles from Edpyme Alternativa. She plans to invest the money in buying more thread and fabric so that she can begin to work independently and with her own resources.

She is a young woman who is quite well known and respected by her neighbors and customers who consider her to be a responsible and trustworthy person.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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