A loan of $1,200 helped to buy fabric, threads and accessories.


Rosa Marina's story

Rosa is 37 years old. When she was a little girl, she watched her mom when she was sewing clothes and saw how she served her customers, taking their measurements so that she could make clothes that they wanted. Rosa decided to follow the same career path as her mom, sewing and making clothes for her neighbors. She gained experience by helping her mom in her work.

Through the same dedication with which she used to help her mom, Rosa now has a sewing and dressmaking workshop with her. She works from 8.00am from Monday to Saturday with the help of 5 employees. Together they make and sew clothes. Rosa would like to continue with her business so that she can support her children aged 17, 7 and 5. Her husband is an electrician. Rosa works double shifts and works with her mom delivering dresses, blouses, t-shirts etc.

Rosa has a lot of aspirations for her business. She would like to use her loan to buy fabric, threads and accessories so that she can make more clothes. In the future, she would like to expand her workshop so that she can provide other people with work.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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