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

Fausta Rosario's story

Sra. Fausta is 64 years old and lives in La Libertad. She started out selling chickens, but she later formed a group of women who initiated a project of making school clothes. Thanks to assistance they received from the government, they were able to acquire sewing machines and began taking orders for school uniforms.

Fausta works in her tailoring shop, but she also sells chickens with her daughter in the early mornings. The obstacles she faces in her work include dealing with illness. Since she is very dedicated to her work, Fausta tends to neglect her health which sometimes affects the business. She is married, but her husband is retired and helps with raising chickens during certain months as a way of generating additional income.

Fausta has grown children and all of them are married. She and her husband live by themselves. With this loan, Fausta will buy fabrics for making shirts, trousers, and other items. In the future, she would like to buy an embroidery machine.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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