A loan of $600 helped to purchase a sewing machine and raw materials.

Yahaira's story

Yahaira is a young micro-entrepreneur. She is Nicaraguan, and emigrated to Costa Rica when she was very young. She works with her mother sewing clothing, and making clothing items for businesses. She has been able to establish a client-base who generate income for her throughout the year, because of the service that she provides them. Her workshop is located in her home, in Montes de Oca, in the Betania neighborhood. This is in the San José province.

Every day, Yahaira gets up early and works in the workshop from 6 a.m. until 11 a.m. Afterwards, she goes to the university until 5 p.m., and depending on the work she has to complete, she spends up to 11 p.m. in her workshop.

Her goal is to complete her university degree and to be able to expand her business, improving her facilities so that she can offer improved privacy to her customers, and have better space.

This loan will allow her to purchase an industrial sewing machine, which will speed up her production process and increase the number of pieces produced. She does not want to leave the workshop, because it has permitted her and her family to improve their living conditions, and she wants to be able to buy a home, and pay for the the education of her two younger sisters. She thinks that with financial support, they will be able to achieve these plans.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Arabella Pollack

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