A loan of $600 helped buy wholesale fabrics.

Liz Narcisa's story

Liz never thought that what she saw her mother do for work would turn into her main source of personal and economic autonomy. She achieved this through her free and independent spirit, generated by her own creativity. She initially worked for an important city company. To make more money, she made clothes for her coworkers with her mother's working tools, taking their measurements, and helping them to buy the right fabric as well as supplies. In the year 1998, she decided to create her own company and resign from her job. This is how it has gone, with her savings and the sales of her products she has managed to negotiate more customers from the ones referred by purchasers until this moment. Today, she not only makes things from measurements, from contracts on credit for her best customers, but also has contracts with elementary and high schools. She also has customers in the north of the city that recognize the quality with which she works the clothing garments and her delicate design. She is currently applying for her first Kiva credit, and also her first financing through Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She plans to buy wholesale fabrics with it, because she has a contract with a high school to make uniforms. With the loan, she will continue in her goal of growing and enlarging the capital of her work, so that she can continue generating a better wellbeing for her family, made up by her 14 year old son.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Danielle Dupre

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