A loan of $575 helped to purchase fabric.


Jacqueline's story

Jacqueline is a 51-year-old widow, mother of five children whose range between 23 and 32 years old. One of her children still attends school. She is also responsible for two of her grandsons. For five years, she has been a storekeeper in a suburb where she sells sheets. She buys fabric that she transforms with the aim to make sheets. Her business runs quite well. Thanks to her experience in sewing she has been able to win a significant number of customers. However, the fact that she only sells sheets is a problem because her customers are asking for more and more other bedding items such as pillowcases and others. She is not able to meet their demand because her small working capital does not allow her to allocate a portion to the making of different bedding items. She cannot properly meet her customers’ demand. She would like this loan to buy large quantities of fabric that will help her to make other bedding items. This will allow her to meet her customers’ demand and increase her profit. The profit will help her grow her business by buying more fabric in order to make more bedding items, but also to meet her family’s needs.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Veronique Fourment



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