A loan of $375 helped to buy varied fabric, thread, embroidery, and lace to increase sales.

Celia Rosa's story

Doña Celia has been working as a seamstress for 11 years. Currently, she also works as a cleaning lady to be able to cover her household expenses, meaning she is holding down two jobs. She sews in the afternoons and on weekends, taking orders and selling new dresses.

Celia wants to buy more fabric and plans to use the loan to place an order for 50 yards of American linen, white dacron, varied colors of thread, embroidery and lace so she can produce more volume. This investment can be made thanks to the loans she has received from Afodenic on two different occasions. She also plans to buy a more modern sewing machine to offer different stitching styles so she can attract more customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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