A loan of $425 helped to buy fabric, thread, lace and sewing accessories.

Ernestina's story

Ernestina, 42, is married and has 4 children. She lives with her family in a community in the municipality of San Pedro Sula, in the department of Cortes.

Four years ago, Ernestina decided to start up a business sewing garments, bedspreads and curtains.

In order to fulfill some orders she has from customers, she decided to request a loan in the sum of 8,000 Honduran lempiras to invest in the purchase of fabric, thread, lace, and sewing accessories.

With this financial support, Ernestina hopes to increase her sales during this Christmas season. Her goal for the future is to get her children an education and improve her standard of living.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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