A loan of $1,050 helped to buy quilted fabric to make handmade clothes.


Elena's story

Elena is a widow and is 58 years old. She considers herself a very hard working and dedicated woman. She has 3 children, all of them already professionals thanks to her efforts. She has been an artisan for more than 15 years, she makes and sells all types of handmaD. clothes en a rented location that is in the city of Coronel Oviedo. She says that she loves the work that she does because she inherited it from her mother and also her biggest dream is to have her own show room. It is in search of this dream that she struggles daily. She is requesting the loan in order to buy quilted fabric, which is fundamental for the crafts that she makes. She knows that the support from Kiva and the foundation is very important, and for that she is very thankful.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Erin Yamaoka



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