A loan of $775 helped to buy fabric at wholesale.

Liz's story

Liz is 24 years old. For five years she has been living with her husband and son in her father-in-law's house. She makes traditional "fustanes", colored petticoat skirts that are indigenous to the area.

For four years, her husband has also been helping her in this work in his free time, and he works right in their home, equipped with their essential work tool, which is their sewing machine. This is also where they design the style of each embroidery from day to day, according to each season.

Once the the items are finished, she goes out on weekends to sell what they have produced, in the street markets in the rural areas of her city, where she receives the earnings from their work. She feels that making her skirts is profitable because it is a product in demand.

Therefore, her wish is to improve her tools and increase her output, since she is getting many orders from other cities.

She belongs to the “Los Puntuales del Ovalo” communal bank. This is her fifth loan with MFP, where she has had good learning, that has really helped her in her daily life. For this she is grateful, and renews her commitment to be on time with her payments.

Liz will use the money requested in the purchase of fabric at wholesale, in order to fill the orders she has.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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