A loan of $1,025 helped to purchase fabrics for her business.

Elka's story

Elka, 37, is single and lives with her minor child. She is a humble worker who has made every effort to reach her goals. Her son goes to school and sometimes helps with the embroidery she does on her sewing work. This is her second loan through Fundación Mujer. She has been working as a seamstress for several years and makes bed linens, curtains and made-to-measure items. She also has an embroidery machine for her clothing.

Sometimes she receives orders for embroidery on uniforms from different institutions in the Limón area. Currently, she also earns an income selling Amway products to save toward her goal, which is to buy an industrial embroidery machine.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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