A loan of $725 helped to buy raw materials (fabric).


Martha's story

Martha is a single mother with two children who she is educating and who help with her daily work as a seamstress. She studied until the fourth grade, then entered an institute where she learned to make traditional Bolivian garments. She has been doing this work for seven years. She has a small stand in the 15th of April market, where she opened her small store of handmade clothing. Martha is a responsible person who is dedicated to her work and to her children. Because she is responsible with her customers, she is sought after for making suits and she has regular customers. In order to increase her income, Martha needs to buy more fabric and she does not currently have sufficient funds to do so. This is why she requesting a loan for the second time. This way, she will be able to increase her income and improve her family's quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Katie Kavanagh



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