A loan of $1,000 helped to buy an embroidery machine and bolts of fabric.

Milenka Yamile's story

Señora Milenka is also an integral member of the communal bank. She makes thermal overalls (overcoats), sweat shirts and sports jackets, covers for living rooms and also curtains. She carries out this work in her own home where she lives with her husband and 2 children. She lives in her parents house. Her husband works in a small business making clothes. The loan will be used to buy an embroidering machine and bolts of fabric to make sports jackets, overcoats and living room covers. She lives in the Achachicala area with her husband and children. In the future they plan to build onto her mother's house in stages so as to have more room and thus buy more sewing machines and other types of machine to expand the range of clothes manufactured to include all types of garments.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Maria Blyth

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