A loan of $1,125 helped to buy fabric, threads, lace and edging materials.

Norma's story

31-year-old Norma is a cheerful woman. She lives together with Edson, her husband of 11 years. The couple have three children: Kevin, Cristian and Joseph, who they care for in a rental house which is located in the town of Intihuatana. Norma's work is artistic. She started hiring out clothes which are used in different national dances. In addition, her husband works as a dance instructor, so they provide a complete service as the people who come to her workshop also need her husband's services. Their busiest months are May and June. Norma's business is doing very well. She makes the garments for the dances herself. With her creativity, she makes very nice, beautiful clothes. She also earns extra money sewing clothes as her neighbors, knowing that she is incredibly talented with her hands, also bring their clothes to her for mending. Norma would like to improve her store with new, eye-catching outfits.

This is Norma's sixth loan from MFP and she hopes to receive your support so that she can carry out her plans. For her part, she pledges to make her repayments on time as she has with her previous loans. Norma enjoys being a member of her community bank because all of the members are responsible and very supportive people. With your support, Norma will invest the money she has requested in buying materials such as fabric, threads, lace, edging materials and other decorative items for making her outfits.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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