A loan of $675 helped to buy fabric to make petticoats.

Paulina Santusa's story

Señora Paulins is 40 years old. She is married and has two sons, ages 12 and 6. Her work is sewing petticoats for the indigenous women. They are like thin skirts that the women use underneath their skirts. She has her own workshop in the Santiago Segundo zone. This is her first loan with this institution. Señora Paulina is going to use the loan to buy a variety of fabrics. Her reason for applying for this loan is that she wants to improve the quality of the work she does, since she has orders to deliver to different markets, since at this time of year there is much demand. Señora Pauling faces challenges in her business, which are the lack of sewing machines and at times of material, when they give her wholesale orders, depending on the work that she has to do. She is going to use her earnings to buy machines. Señora Paulina is a hard-working person whose desire is to have a big workshop and contract hand work and thus teach young people the trade of making clothing.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry

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