A loan of $800 helped to purchase 8 rolls of Polar fleece fabric for sewing dresses.

Gregoria's story

Gregoria lives in the Lower Pampahasi region, which is located twenty minutes from the city center. She has one young, school-age daughter. They have lived in a house under an “anticrético” arrangement for one year. (In an “anticrético” arrangement, the owner leases property for a lump sum deposit in lieu of monthly rent. At the end of the lease period, the money is returned to the renter. If the owner fails to repay the money, the renter gets to keep the property.) Gregoria has a sewing workshop where she makes girls’ dresses. She sells them at the permanent market in the early mornings as well as daily at her fixed stand. She learned how to sew clothing in her cousin Patricia’s workshop. She worked with her for five years and later opened the workshop that she currently owns. She has three employees who work with her. She is requesting this loan to purchase 8 rolls of Polar fleece fabric and hopes to grow her business in this way.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz

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