A loan of $675 helped to buy the basic materials and supplies to sew clothes for carnivals and costumes that have been ordered.


Vivian's story

Vivian is doing well with her sewing, she previously received a Kiva loan and bought basic materials and supplies to sew clothes, therein meeting her customers' orders. She is currently preparing for the festival season with the Barranquilla carnival, making beautiful costumes with which she has managed to win over her customers and bolster a new customer base. Nevertheless, her working capital is insufficient to meet the demand, and this is precisely why she is seeking a new Kiva loan to buy the basic materials and supplies to produce clothes for carnivals and costumes that have been ordered by her customers. Her business is full of beautiful and brilliant colors with which she makes the clothes that her customers will show off in the carnivals in which they will enjoy the merrymaking, camaraderie and dance because, as the song goes “The ever so popular Barranquilla has swing to dance cumbia and mapalé.” That is why Vivian says that she is "grateful for the help received from Kiva as it was using the loan that she was able to sustain and drive her business, strengthening it that bit more every day."

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Severine



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