A loan of $1,150 helped to buy a double needle machine which will allow her to make other types of garments for a second customer.

Leidy Natalia's story

Leidy is a person who has always been interested in acquiring sales skills. When she was young she started selling personal products to her family members and friends and this is how she covered the cost of her studies for some time.

Leidy currently has a dressmaking workshop where she provides a dressmaking service to third parties. Through her business, she makes the income she needs for her household. Leidy has a big customer who places very good orders. For this reason, she has always made the same item of clothing. Thanks to the good quality of her work, she has been able to make contact with another big customer who needs her to make some different garments from those she makes for her current customer. Leidy hopes to receive a loan which will allow her to buy a double needle machine for sewing other types of clothing for her second customer.

Leidy hopes that her income will increase significantly as she will be able to fill a larger number of orders and therefore make more sales. In addition, she hopes to create a job for somebody else in her workshop in the near future. This will enable her to improve somebody else's quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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