A loan of $475 helped to buy sewing materials in the country's capital.

Grecia's story

Grecia, age 20, is a hard-working young woman with a great desire to succeed. She is also cheerful and very kind. She is single, and she does not have children. She lives with her mother, her three siblings, and her grandmother in her mother’s house.

She is a seamstress, an occupation she learned by attending an occupational education center. It caught her attention because he mother is also a seamstress. She then bought her first sewing machine in order to start. With her income she managed to buy other machines. She does this business activity in her mother’s house in a special area for them; they work together.

She likes what she does. It allows her to have an occupation and to generate an income in order to save and to support her family. She has plans to expand her business, to buy more machines, and to open a store selling clothes where she is able to display her work.

This is her second loan with MFP. She counts on this loan to be able to meet her objectives. She pledges to make her payments. She is pleased to be part of her communal bank because all of the members are responsible and very supportive people.

She will use the requested 1,200 soles to buy fabric, buttons, zippers, elastic, and other sewing accessories. She will get everything in the capital (Lima) as she is looking for low prices for buying in volume.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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