A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a sewing machine.


Florencia Arminda's story

Señora Florencia makes aprons in a room in her house. Sewing the aprons is very hard work and Florencia has to work throughout the week so that she has enough to sell on Saturdays. She gets many orders because of the good quality of the finished product.

Florencia is on her second loan cycle. She is keen to take out another loan as the first one went so well and she was able to increase her income. With the second loan she will buy a sewing machine. Her greatest wish is to continue working with the institution and open her own workshop with many sewing machines. In this way she would become a successful businesswoman.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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