A loan of $500 helped to buy a paper cutter and card making materials.

Nieves Angelica's story

Ms. Nieves is an artisan who makes specialized greeting cards for export. She incorporates embroidery, flower petals and multicolored wool cloth to make local designs for export overseas and has been in business for two years. It is going well for her and she has two hired helpers. She wants to establish a microcompany in order to progress and help her two daughters get ahead. One of them is in school. She is the sole income earner for the family and rents a home. In order to offer her children a better future she wants to have a well established company and hire more workers so she can sell her card art throughout the world. With the loan she plans to buy a paper cutter and card making materials. She is grateful to the insititution for the support she has received.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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