A loan of $375 helped to buy supplies to make more costume jewelry.

Patricia's story

Patricia, 20, is a hardworking, dynamic, very creative young woman. She is a student, single and has no children and very much wants to get ahead. She lives in her parents’ house in the company of a sister. She contributes what’s needed to cover some of the house’s basic utility charges.

Patricia’s work consists in making bracelets, earrings, decorations for watches, necklaces and other women’s accessories. She has a small workshop at home where she manufactures pretty items that are quite sought after at her school. She’s been doing this work for two years and her main customers are her classmates. What she likes about her work is that it gives her time to do her school work because she’s going to a national institute where they require quite a bit of work from her and she has to give herself time to study while not neglecting her source of income. She does well and hopes to be able to open a boutique later on to sell clothes and regional costume jewelry.

This will be her second MFP loan. She is happy to belong to this group because they are all very responsible and always up to date with their payments. She hopes to be able to continue working together because it’s of great help for her activity to have good working capital. She will use the requested amount to buy materials to continue making her products; she also needs a few tools to better finish her items.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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