A loan of $1,100 helped to buy fabric and thread.

Merides Marcela's story

Merides, age 53, lives in Guayaquil. She started working for a clothes making company. Later she decided to buy her own machines and to start her business of making clothes of all sizes.

She works alone all day. She has her business at home, and she makes blouses, pants, and underwear. She makes a little of everything.

Each day she asks God for her good health, and that he free her from any illness. She is married, and her husband is working with an Amigo taxi. She does not have children.

She wants to use the loan to buy more fabrics, machines, and threads. This way she will be able to sew more easily and do the things that her customers request. Also, by getting more machines she will be able to give work to other people. This will make the job easier, and she will be able to get more income to live better with her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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