A loan of $1,700 helped to buy a sewing machine and pigs.


Yolanda's story

Yolanda is 50 years old. She is known in her community as hardworking. Her friends and family describe her as a person with the desire to succeed. After her husband died, she became responsible for the household expenses. She decided to develop her sewing ability. With much sacrifice she bought a sewing machine. She began working as a seamstress. As an alternate activity she decided to raise pigs in order to increase her earnings and pay all her bills. Actually, these two activities have helped her improve the lives of herself and her family. She is asking for this loan in order to buy a new sewing machine with a greater capacity to produce goods. She will also buy pigs, which will increase the profits of her businesses.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Esther Levandoski



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