A loan of $900 helped to buy cloth, thread, buttons, zippers and other sewing materials.

Jacqueline's story

The Communal Bank for Future of the Woman meets every fifteen days in the town of La Pila in Montecristi. This place is well known in the province and in the country for its rich traditional culture, and you can find a wide variety of crafts there made by the inhabitants according to traditional customs.

Here we met Jacqueline. She is 47 years old and married, with three children who are already grown up and married. They live in her house, though independently. Her husband is a public employee.

She learned to sew some years ago and has a space in her house were, in addition to having a tailoring shop, she also has some phone booths. She spends all day there managing the phone calls made by her clients or sewing the clothes her clients ask of her. She works every day from 8am to 8pm. She has been at this location for 6 years and she likes it because she enjoys it and also earns something for herself.

This loan is for buying cloth, thread, buttons, zippers and other sewing materials. Since the beginning in the Communal Bank she has been the treasurer of the group. She likes it because her partners are very responsible and united.

Her dreams are to move forward with her business and to be healthy.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alex Mensing

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