A loan of $1,575 helped to buy a sewing machine, fabric and thread.

Nery Piedad's story

Nery is 42 years old. She was born in Los Ríos, but she now lives in Guayaquil. She is married to José Mieles who is a taxi driver and they have a dependent child that goes to public school. She has always loved sewing. She has been sewing since she was a child. She learned the skill from her mother, who is a seamstress. When she got married, her husband supported her and she started her business by purchasing a sewing machine. She tells us that her profession is tiring as she works many hours. When she has a lot of work, she starts work at eight in the morning and doesn’t finish until eleven at night. When business is slow she is concerned as then they are only dependent upon the earnings of her husband, who is a taxi driver. Wintertime is more difficult as the rain and mud do not help either of their businesses. She would like this loan in order to buy a new sewing machine, fabrics, and thread in order to make clothes for the school year. Her plans for the future are to have a workshop, hire other workers and to have a better future for her child.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Levandoski

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