A loan of $1,575 helped to buy fabric, buttons, zippers, lace, ribbon and thread.

Jacinta's story

Jacinta is 57 years old and is a seamstress with many years of experience, which makes her a professional. She lives in an area known as Isla Trinitaria, and says that she's lived there her whole life. She isn't thinking of moving, despite the fact that it has become dangerous, because her clientele is in that part of the city.

She started 20 years ago since she always liked making clothes, and with this activity she could take care of her children without any sort of problem. She took various classes to get to know the techniques, and with some savings she bought a sewing machine which is the same one she uses to this day.

She does the fabrication by herself, depending on the amount of work she has to do. If it's a lot she contracts a friend, paying her by the hour.

Jacinta has 7 children but they are all grown up and independent. She lives only with her husband, who works at a private company.

With the credit she is requesting, she is going to purchase fabric, buttons, zippers, lace, ribbon and thread. Her greatest dream is to be able to buy industrial machines and open a workshop in her home with people working for her.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alex Mensing

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