A loan of $500 helped purchase new patterns, materials and sewing machine.

Carolyne's story

Carolyne is a 23-year-old single lady who supports two children in her household. She spent one year learning the art of dressmaking and has been offering her tailoring services within her community in Kisumu, Kenya since 2002. She specializes in both women’s dresses and men’s shirts.

Despite the stiff competition in her area, Carolyne has always been able to attract old and new customers. Her hard work, years of experience and well-established clientele base ensure that her business will continue to succeed.

She plans to use a quarter of her loan of US $500 to purchase new patterns and materials, and also a new sewing machine, as the one she currently has is old.

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