A loan of $200 helped to buy a second-hand sewing machine.


María Ofelia's story

María Ofelia, 64, lives in the municipality of Carmen de Viboral. She’s been working as a dressmaker for the last 30 years. She works every day until noon and in the afternoon she heads out to do various housekeeping chores in family homes in order to earn income and cover her expenses.

Her great dream is to be able to set up her workshop and work full-time making clothes which is why she’s asking for a loan to buy a second-hand sewing machine so she can provide better service and improve her economic situation. She hopes to spend a dignified old-age without economic worries and to do so she needs to save up because she’s a single, childless woman with no other sources of income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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