A loan of $400 helped to buy materials for making clothes.

Sobeida's story

44 year old Sobeida is married and has 2 children. She lives with her husband in a house made of new materials that they built with much effort. Sobeida works making and mending clothes and has a workshop in her home. She began by buying a sewing machine and some materials that she needed to make the clothes. She has been doing this for almost 20 years and is doing very well as she generates good profits.
What she likes most about her work is that she can put her creativity in to the clothes that she makes. She likes to see her customers' satisfaction when their clothes are exactly right and she is also grateful for the income that she makes from her work as it helps her a lot to cover daily expenses of her home. She hopes to increase her production and continue working as she has been. At this moment, she is requesting $400 to buy all the materials that she needs to make the clothes and sheets that she sells, for instance: thread, elastic, and fabric. For her part, she is very happy to know that she has financial support as this makes her feel more secure in continuing her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd

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