A loan of $875 helped to buy sewing supplies.

Tatiana's story

Tatiana has always lived among machines, fabric, thread and scissors since she was a little girl because her parents had clothes making shops and at one time had more than 50 employees. Because of this, when she became an adult and formed her own family at the age of 17 she dedicated herself to this art that she carries in her genes. She took advantage of the fact that her spouse supported her in order to start out and that he worked in a clinic and they were able to get contracts from it to make surgical apparel that they did very well with.

Later, after she separated from her husband, she suspended work but once she recuperated, she started it up again and has it to date. She owns fixed assets appropriate to her productive capacity. Her customers are located in the cities of Cartagena, Montería and in the city of Barranquilla where she provides assembly services for a confections supplier. She currently lives with her parents and her minor son who she dreams with seeing becoming a successful man and a magnificent human being.

She is currently applying for a Kiva loan, her first financing with Fundación Mario Santo Domingo that she will use to buy fabric and supplies like thread, clasps, zippers, elastic and beading to make her apparel. Her greatest challenge is having enough working capital to fill her orders and this is precisely what she will accomplish with her Kiva loan which will make this investment successful.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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