A loan of $1,250 helped to buy fabric, thread, zippers, etc.

Rafaela's story

Rafaela, 48, has been married for 30 years to Mercenio, 54. The couple has four children, two of whom live on their own, the other two with their parents.

Rafaela has worked making clothing for 21 years. She does custom work as well as wholesale jobs for school uniforms, track suits, and t-shirts. Her husband is a street vendor and travels throughout all the neighborhoods in the city on a motorcycle. Together they help each other carry through with the family expenses.

She is requesting this loan to buy fabric, zippers, thread, buttons, elastic, and other articles that will allow her to offer her clients variety and so be able to improve her monthly income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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