A loan of $1,650 helped to buy sewing machines.


Alirio De Jesús's story

"Life sometimes tends to bring us evidence to make us believe that we will not be able to succeed." This is the phrase that 51 year old Alirio uses to begin telling us his life’s story. Alirio worked in the fields for more than 20 years, where he suffered an accident and lost an arm, leaving him with two daughters, ages 13 and 18. Because of this, he decided to continue working to get his children ahead, and learned to make clothing. This has become his way of earning a living. His greatest dream is to expand his company but he needs working capital, so he has requested a loan to buy sewing machines.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes



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