A loan of $1,125 helped to buy thread and fabric, as well as natural fertilizer.

Victoria's story

Victoria, 45, is a courageous woman. She lives in the house she inherited from her parents in the city of El Tambo, where she takes care of her three daughters. For five years she has been active in the art of embroidery which she started after a friend taught her. Now she embroiders at home where she can comfortably take care of the house and attend to her children. She also grows alfalfa which she sells wholesale. She has no fixed work schedule but is constantly embroidering because the complexity of the work and thickness of the design on the fabric means it takes up to a month to make a typical garment admired by her customers which they buy and pay for in cash. The most profitable season for business is during the local holiday season called the festival of Saint James which is widely celebrated in the region.

She wants to increase her production of embroidered skirts and hire people to help with production. She belongs to the communal bank "Mujeres Victorianas" and this is her sixth loan through MFP. She is very happy with the financial support and always has been responsible in her payments. She enjoys being part of the communal bank because all the members are responsible, supportive people.

If Victoria receives your support she will use the loan to buy thread and fabric for her embroidery products. If there is enough money left over she will buy natural fertilizer for her alfalfa crop.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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