A loan of $800 helped for fabric and thread.

Ana Maria's story

Ana, 38, has always enjoyed sewing and dressmaking but not having much experience she decided to enroll in an institution that teaches manual arts called “SECAP.” Living in an urban zone she started to promote herself as a seamstress and dress maker.

The dedication she used to help her business grew helped her become well known in the area and have a steady customer base. She currently works from 9am until 6pm in a dressmaking shop she had to set up at home for lack of funds. She makes dresses for $25.00, blouses for $12.00, t-shirts for $5.00, etc.

She has many hopes for her business and wants to use the loan to buy fabric, thread and accessories to make more clothes. In the future she’d like to expand her workshop in order to employ other people.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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