A loan of $800 helped to purchase spare parts for her sewing machines.

Justina's story

Sra. Justina lives in the city of Villa Elisa. She is 49 years old and works at home in a sewing workshop together with her two adult children. In addition she has 15 employees who depend on her.

Justina notes that she has been working since she was very young because she came from the interior of the country eager to get ahead and succeed. She began working in different sewing workshops because almost all of her family engaged in that work. Then she worked with her sister in a workshop near her house for almost 15 years before deciding to open a small workshop in her home. She began by buying two industrial machines and then continued growing. By virtue of her work she is getting ahead and helping her family.

She is requesting a loan to buy parts for her machines so that she will be able to continue working and meeting her customers’ demands while at the same time helping her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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