A loan of $1,100 helped to buy raw materials and a sewing machine to increase her production capacity.

Olinda's story

Olinda has had a weaving business for 12 years, which allows her to contribute financially to the household so that her husband and 8-year-old son can enjoy a better quality of life and improved economic opportunities in order to progress. From a very young age, she learned this skill thanks to some of her family members who also worked in weaving. The experience she acquired has allowed her to offer high quality products to her customers. Because she does not have a large working capital, the majority of her work is done by hand. Now, however, her production capacity cannot satisfy all of her customers' requests. Olinda is requesting a loan to buy raw materials and a sewing machine in order to increase her production capacity.

Her dream is to grow her business, which will allow her to continue providing her household with a good quality of life. In addition, she hopes that her business will create jobs for people in need.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Polenske

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