A loan of $1,100 helped to purchase threads and fabrics for embroidery, and to purchase fertilizers to cultivate alfalfa..


Victoria's story

Victoria is 42 years old and she lives with her husband and children in a house belonging to a family members. She has been crafting beautiful embroidery for the past 2 years. She started out when a friend taught her everything there is to know about this art form. Today she works independently and from the comfort of her home. She can take care of the chores and look after her kids. In addition to this she also cultivates alfalfa to later sell in wholesale. She doesn't have a fixed work scheduler but she is very dedicated to her embroidery. With the detail of the work involved and the richness of the embroidery takes up to a month to complete one piece. But the final product is a beautiful traditional piece of clothing that is the subject of admiration from her clients who ultimately decide to make the buy, in cash. The most profit is earned during the traditional season of festivities, named the Feast of Santiago. It is a time for celebration in her region. She wants to increase the embroidered skirts and to hire help to assist her in production. It is her fourth loan through MFP (Kiva Field Partner) and she is very happy to know she has this source of financial support. She has always demonstrated to be responsible with her payments and she is very glad to be a member of her community bank. All of the other members of the communal bank are responsible and make a very strong group. She is thankful to those individuals who are contributors to the loan she requests. It will be very helpful in the development of her business.

With the loan requested she will purchase threads and fabrics in wholesale and she will also purchase fertilizer to cultivate more alfalfa.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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