A loan of $875 helped to buy a machine and raw materials in large quantities.

Angel Sofia's story

Angel, 57, makes clothing for the family in her business that she calls Clínica de Ropa [Clothing Clinic] because she also offers fitting and mending. She started her business many years ago with the goal of generating her own income to help support the household. Currently her plans for growth have not ceased, and she needs to grow in clientele and infrastructure.

This is why she is coming to request a mixed loan with which to buy a machine to make her methods more effective. She also will buy raw materials to make new designs for which she already has orders.

Her long-term goal is to have her own house and prosper with her shop, generating jobs for operators to help her expand the size of her market. Her greatest challenge is not having sufficient working capital to achieve this.

With her Kiva loan, she will begin the road to prosperity that she so desires.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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