A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a new sewing machine and shoemaking supplies.


Amparo Cecilia's story

Amparo bought materials such as leather soles, faux leather, thread, and glue, and made new sandal designs that she sold to her customers. Since she made this investment with resources from Kiva she increased her production and sales and worked comfortably without losing money to high costs. This is why she has this message for her lenders: "I'm happy to be a beneficiary of this wonderful program. I wish you and your families all the best."

Currently she's applying for a new Kiva loan to buy a new sewing machine and shoemaking supplies such as soles, synthetic materials, leather, thread, and accessories.

She plans to surprise her customers by bringing out beautiful new designs in accordance with her customers' needs. She hopes to generate new income to give her business a breath of fresh air.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall



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