A loan of $675 helped to buy fabric, thread and needles.

Petita Locadia's story

Petita lives in Guayaquil. Due to unemployment and also because she likes sewing, she started making men's and women's clothing years ago. She works on her own from 8am to 7pm. Her challenge is the lack of sewing machines to better carry on this business.

She is divorced and has three minor children who go to public school, and others who are adults.

With the loan, she is going to buy fabric, thread, needles and a sewing machine in order to improve her business. Her dream is to have a larger workshop and to have better income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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