A loan of $1,200 helped to purchase fabric, thread, lace, and needles to make outfits for Mother's Day..


Rosaura's story

Rosaura is from Granada and she is unmarried. She is a merchant by trade and makes baptism and communion outfits for children. Dress-making is one of the activities most engaged in by women in Grenada. Rosaura has worked with the help of credit granted by our institution and this is her second Kiva loan. She used the first loan to purchase fabric, thread, needles, and all the supplies she needed to make her garments. She feels the loan was a great help because it enabled her to invest more in her business and increase her sales. Now, she is requesting a similar loan to purchase fabric, thread, lace, and needles to make dresses for Mother’s Day. Her sister helps her with the business and Rosaura creates her designs according to each season. Varying her designs helps her maintain her customers and, consequently, her profits. Her future plans include continuing to work and, with the support of the loans, to invest in a second business selling cosmetics and to strive for a workshop with semi-industrial sewing machines.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz


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