A loan of $400 helped to buy supplies and raw materials for sewing.


Leici's story

Leicy, twenty-four, has a sewing workshop located in the north of her city. She has five years' experience in this trade. She was inspired to start her business when she started studying fashion design at university. She makes mainly dresses for women and girls. She designs the clothes herself, then cuts the cloth, sews the garment together and applies the finishing touches. Her customers buy directly from her workshop. She is very attentive to the needs of her customers, who come to her referred by previous ones. The time of the year where she sells the most clothes is during the last quarter, particularly the first two months of it. Her customers can pay outright or buy on credit. Leicy starts working at 8 in the morning and stops at 6 in the evening. If there are many orders, she might work until later. Her goal is to expand her workshop, which is why she asks for this loan, her first one through field partner Fundación Mario Santo Domingo. She will use it to buy supplies and raw materials such as cloth, thread, buttons, zippers, and other accessories. Her customers will be dressed to the nines for Christmas and New Year's Eve! Her dream is to one day buy a flat thanks to the money earned at her workshop. She dreams of continuing to design unique clothes, thus employing her creative skills in the service of the community.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



Loan details


Lenders and lending teams



Loan details