A loan of $575 helped to buy an overlock sewing machine.


Yorfi Ledy's story

Yorfi, 34, is a woman who firmly believes that family is more important than all the riches and pleasures in the world. At age 20, she became pregnant with her first son and decided to stay at home and care for him. Thanks to one of her aunts, Yorfi learned how to sew and works out of her home as a seamstress, splitting her time between household chores, caring for her son and sewing. Her aim is to generate an income to help her husband cover the household expenses since the family needs have increased. Three years ago she decided to reorganize her work and turn her informal job into a small business. Currently, she works from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Her goal is to expand her business and buy more equipment. Therefore, she is requesting a loan to buy an overlock sewing machine so she can provide better service. She hopes this investment will allow her to increase her income and guarantee that her three minor children receive a quality education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess



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