A loan of $875 helped to buy leather, thread, clasps.

Claudina Nieve's story

Claudina’s married and her children are all adults. She’s an enterprising woman who learned from a girlfriend how to manufacture slippers. She started selling slippers 8 years ago with her and her daughter but now she got married so she now works alone.

Claudina works all day; sometimes she stays up all night working in order make more slippers and have enough to sell to her customers. Her husband works as an assistant in construction and welding.

One of her difficulties would be if her store were to be robbed because she lives in a dangerous zone but she’s taken all possible precautions to be safe at work. She wants to use the loan to buy leather, thread and clasps to make the slippers. Her dream is to have a large, well established locale, to stay together with her husband and to improve her quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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