A loan of $1,200 helped fabric, rolls of thread.

Angela Lastenia's story

Ángela is 54 years old. She has a dressmaking and sewing workshop in her living room. She lives with her husband in an area which is characterized by the fact that most of its inhabitants are traders and salesmen. The area is called Guayaquil.

10 years ago she set up her dressmaking and sewing workshop because she liked the work and also to help her husband with family expenses. She started out with one sewing machine but because of the good work which she has been doing she has been able to buy three machines. She does her work at any time because her sewing workshop is in the living room of her home as she doesn't have a fixed business premises.

She would like to use the loan to buy fabric and rolls of thread to make more clothes to sell to her customers. In the future, she would like to continue working as a dressmaker and have money to enlarge her business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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