A loan of $575 helped to purchase an industrial flat sewing machine.

Claudia Patricia's story

Claudia is 43 years old and has been working as a tailor for 15 years. She lives with her two young children and with her father who is suffering from stomach cancer. Her children and the state of her father's health are the main reason that this woman has for struggling and strengthening herself to provide for their welfare and better living conditions.

She works daily from her home, which allows her to keep an eye on things near her house. Her greatest dream is to be able to give her father adequate medical care and to buy a small home to improve their living conditions.

In order to increase productivity in her shop, Claudia is requesting a loan with which to buy an industrial flat sewing machine, and thereby improve their economic situation. Her children will then have access to better quality educational opportunities, and her father will able to undertake a course of medical treatment.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Elizabeth Mount

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