A loan of $500 helped to buy a sewing machine.

Olga Oliva's story

Olga’s 47 years old and lives alone in Pimampiro which is located an hour away from Ibarra in Imbabura Province, Ecuador. She describes herself as a responsible, hardworking and enterprising person. Olga works by herself as a dressmaker. She makes all kinds of articles of clothing for children and adults.

This is her 10th loan with Fodemi that she’ll use to buy a sewing machine because the one she has is in poor condition and does not let her do her work well and is her only work tool to generate production. With this investment she’ll increase productivity organizing her time to generate increased income. Her dream is to have a large locale with ten sewing machines and to be able to hire personnel so that her business will become a large clothes making micro business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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