A loan of $375 helped to buy thread and fabric to make clothing.

Verellin's story

Verellin, age 33, is known for being kind, honest, and very hard-working. She lives with Jorge, with whom she has three children.

Her work is making and mending clothes. She also makes her own designs and sells them at her small place. She also sells garments that she buys wholesale from other cities. Her customers trust her because she is patient with all of the details so that she produces quality work and that the finishing touches are always satisfactory.

She has been working alone for three years. She has seen that this business generates good income for her, and it has allowed her to cover the family expenses. She really likes what she does even though she sometimes has felt that she could not continue because she was not able to create a new design. That is why she took fashion training courses, and that helped her a lot. In time she was able to overcome this fear, and she is now an excellent dressmaker.

This is her fourth loan with MFP. She is grateful to those who make it possible for her to continue with her objectives. She is very committed, once again, to making her payments punctually, as she did previously.

She is very happy to belong to her communal bank. All of the members are very good, kind, and supportive.

She will use the requested 1,000 soles to buy thread and fabric to continue with her work as a seamstress. She will also buy clothes to sell during the summer season.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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