A loan of $1,200 helped to invest in merchandise such as clothes, perfume, and shoes, and to buy materials such as cloth and thread.

Sara's story

Doña Sara is a very hard-working and striving woman. She is 48 years old and is married; she lives with her husband and daughter. The Señora works doing sewing, and she also makes sales from a catalog. She is a person who has great wishes to succeed, and is also a community leader for the Pozos neighborhood in Santa Ana.

The client joined the Fundación through a meeting which took place in Pozos which came to her attention as she has a small sewing business where she makes quilts, cushions, curtains, etc., but she has not been able to expand as she lacks working capital. Because of her financial situation, the Señora has only attended school up to primary level.

This is her first loan with the Fundación, and it will be used for working capital as she has a very good business making quilts but has been able to complete her orders due to lack of capital.

The member has a sewing workshop in her home; it is very suitable for her needs and comfortable, and she keeps it well-organized. She has been sewing for the last 12 years, and was trained in workshops that were given in Santa Ana.

The client gets up early to take care of her domestic chores, and then goes to work in her workshop. She stops at four o'clock as her husband comes home at this time, so she tends to him and then returns to work from six o'clock.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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