A loan of $850 helped to purchase supplies - fabric, thread, needles.

Beatriz Elena's story

Beatriz is 37 years old and the mother of three young children. She has been engaged in the dressmaking business since her youth and because of that, worked in this trade as a dressmaker in a company. After becoming pregnant with her first child, she had to retire because she knew that she needed time to devote herself to caring for her baby. Consequently, she decided to work independently from her home and made arrangements with her neighbors. She saved for several years to purchase an overlock sewing machine and began to make blouses that she sells in Medellín’s city center as well as in Rionegro, Colombia. Her greatest dream is to become a successful entrepreneur, expand her company, and generate employment for many families. Her children are her greatest motivation and she always tries to give them the best so that they have a better quality of life. Currently, she is requesting a loan with which she plans to purchase supplies such as fabric, thread, and needles in order to increase her production capacity in the year-end season

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz

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