A loan of $300 helped to purchase fabric in bulk.


Matilde's story

Matilde is a 34-year-old woman. She opened a sewing workshop that she has managed for 8 years, and she has been doing well. In her workshop, she often sells fabric to her clients so she doesn't have to wait for them to bring the fabric themselves to start sewing. She is requesting this loan to purchase fabric and notions in bulk to be able to tailor enough clothing for sale. This will allow her to sell fabric as well as sewing material to her customers without doing the tailoring. This will enable her to make a profit not only on the tailoring but also on the sale of fabric and will meet her customers’ demand. These profits will help her save for her children and grand children back to school expenses, outfit her workshop and may be buy a machine in the future.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Veronique Fourment



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