A loan of $600 helped to buy materials such as fabric, thread, needles, and more.

Graciela's story

Graciela is 43 years old. She is married and has a 7 year old daughter, for whom she works to give her the best. She has a house where she lives with her spouse and her daughter. Graciela's work consists of sewing clothes for women, men and children. She has her own sewing machine and creates her own clothing. She also repairs her customer's clothing who go to her knowing she will do a good job. She has been doing this work for more than 7 years and she has a very rustic workshop in her house. She works alone and helps her husband with the household expenses.

She considers her business to be profitable because of the demand for her services and the good earnings that it brings her. She likes her work because it is in her home and it keeps her busy and she feels like a productive person. She also likes to have income and perform the duties of a housewife and mother. This is loan number 06 with Kiva and she is very grateful for the financial support. With the amount she has asked for, S/.1500 soles, she will buy sewing materials such as fabric, cotton and other products for her small business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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