A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase fabrics and materials to renovate her home.

Gina Elizabeth's story

Gina is 52 years old and lives in an urban area in the the suburb of Guayaquil. She has been happily married for 25 years. Her husband works a driver for a bus cooperative. She has seven children, two women and five men all of them are adults. Her business is a sewing workshop.

She started sewing a few years ago. Gina's mother sewed and she showed Gina how to sew. After she got married she decided to open her own clothing business at home to support her husband with household expenses. In general, she works every day from morning until noon when she takes care of her children and then continues with her sewing. With the help of the loan she wants to purchase materials to make clothing such as fabric and materials to renovate her home. In the future, with God's blessing, she wants to have more strength to keep working and to see her grandchildren grow and of course to finish building her house.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Manzo

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