A loan of $325 helped to buy dressmaking supplies: fabric, thread, buttons, etc.


Miriam's story

Miriam, 40, is a dynamic and hardworking woman who has a desire to make progress. She is married to Einer, who is a teacher, and together they have two children: Einer, 15, and Keiko, 13. Miriam has a dressmaking business; she was taught to sew in an occupational education center. She managed to learn everything she needed to perform this trade, and she has been able to make herself known in the market, gaining some customers. To start out, she set up a sewing workshop in her house. She started with only one machine that she bought with her savings. She has been in this line of work for more than 5 years, and what she likes is to be able to count on a regular income to pay for the household expenses and provide a better quality of life for her family, because her husband's income as a teacher is not sufficient to do this. She hopes to continue with this activity and expand her workshop with additional sewing machines. This is her first loan with the MFP institution, and she is pleased to know that she can count on financial support to carry out her plans. Therefore, she promises to be responsible with the payments on her loan so that she can maintain a good credit record. With the 800 Peruvian soles she requests, she will invest in the purchase of sewing supplies, including: fabric, thread, elastic, buttons, etc. She will buy these items in bulk to get the lowest prices.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar


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