A loan of $1,075 helped to buy an industrial sewing machine, cosmetics, and construction materials for her home.


Alba Jacqueline's story

As a young girl, Alba was interested in and inclined to becoming a seamstress. When she finished elementary school, she attended a sewing academy in Guayaquil. She now sews full-time as her profession and has been doing this for 15 years. Alba also likes the retail business, so she sells Avon products to her customers who request her services as a seamstress.


Her daily work schedule begins at 7am and ends at 8pm, depending on how much sewing she has to do. She will leave to go offer her products as an additional source of income. Alba and her husband have two children, ages 11 and 9, who attend the public school across from their house.


Looking ahead, Alba needs an industrial sewing machine because she has had difficulties with finishing her jobs. Her dream is to finish the construction of her house and to buy her industrial machine. Therefore, she needs this loan so that she can provide her children the comforts of home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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