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A loan of $775 helped to buy cloth to make traditional aprons.


Santa Dorotea's story

Santa Dorotea is single, 42 years old, and has a primary education. She works in trade and also sews traditional aprons for a living. She has 10 years of experience as she started out working for another business.

She is asking for a loan that she will use to buy thread and cloth to produce more aprons and improve her business. In the future she hopes to have employees and larger earnings.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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