A loan of $950 helped to invest in working capital and buy shirts, fabric, threads, shoes, and skirts among other things.

Adela Francisca's story

Adela Francisca is 34 years old, single and has two children who are 9 and 18 years old and go to school. Adela has worked as a tailor for sixteen years; she cuts, tailors and repairs clothes. In addition, she sells different clothes in the streets, like shirts, skirts, shorts, camisoles, pants and shoes.

She started this activity due to the difficulties her family was going through and the problems that came with her father’s death. As a little girl, she only had her mother’s support, who taught her this line of work so she could support herself and help support her seven siblings.

With this loan, she plans to buy materials for tailoring dresses and stock her business with new clothes. Her biggest dream is to have more capital in order to provide her children with a good education so that they grow to be good professionals.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Santiago Mejía Dugand

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