A loan of $400 helped buy an overcasting machine (sewing).

Marie Louise's story

Mary is a 60-year-old woman from Cameroon. She is the mother of eight children, three of whom are currently dependents.

Mary has been making garments for 25 years, and always has to go to a market in town to overcast (technique to strengthen sewing) her clothing. Marie would like to use the loan to buy an overcasting machine to save time and money.

Benefits obtained will enable her to ensure her family's well-being and the education of the children still under her care.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer René McConnell

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