A loan of $1,700 helped to purchase an overlock and a coverstich sewing amcine.

Gloria Elena's story

Gloria Elena is a 43 year old, single mother with three children. All her life, she has had to look after her children’s welfare and education. She is a strong woman who has not let herself be defeated by difficult situations she has had to go through to get her family ahead. Two years ago, taking advantage of her sewing skills, she decided to become a micro-entrepreneur. She designs and makes beds, leashes, and accessories for dogs. Her small workshop is located in an area of her home where she works daily from seven in the morning until five in the evening. She sells her products in pet shops in the town of Itagüí.

Her greatest desire is to be able to assure her children the opportunity to access higher education and become successful professionals. She also seeks to strengthen her business and generate the income she needs to sustain her home. For this reason, she is requesting a loan to purchase an overlock sewing machine and coverstich sewing machine in order to increase production and sales.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz

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