A loan of $1,300 helped to buy a sewing machine and repair the premises.

René's story

René makes her living mending and making clothes, she has already spent more than two years working as a seamstress. She is requesting a loan to buy a sewing machine for designs which are more complicated to make such as clothes for social events, for weddings, for quinceañeras (galas for girls' 15th birthdays), and for parties. She also wishes to improve the premises, as they are located in her own home.

René is a single mother, her children are already grown up and have their own family, yet they help her with household expenses.

She wishes to improve her business and thereby earn her own profits, René is an independent person and she doesn't want to be a burden to her children, which is why she is keen to invest in her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine

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