A loan of $575 helped to buy supplies for her tailoring business.

Yamid Eliana's story

Eliana learned tailoring 5 years ago and has made her living from it ever since. Her income helps to cover household expenses for her, her husband and their two children, 14- and 13-years old, respectively. She worked for a company, at first, and after 4 years, used the experience she gained and the money she saved to start her own tailoring business. She bought a basic sewing machine and set up her own shop. Thanks to the quality of her work, she has a good base of customers now. Eliana is applying for a loan because she has large orders and needs extra funding to meet demand. She will use the loan to buy fabric, thread and other supplies so that she can fill the orders she has.

For the future, Eliana would like to open a larger shop where she can employ some of the many people who need work. She is working hard to grow her business and increase her income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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