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A loan of $250 helped to buy fabric and thread.

Elinah's story

Elinah is married to Kadii and has one child who attends school. She is a seamstress who, over time and after getting experience, opened her own workshop. She began with a single sewing machine and now has four. Her husband is a press reporter, and between them, they have provided everything for their child.

In the future, her goal is to expand her workshop, buy more machines, and provide jobs for others. She is applying for this loan so that she can buy fabric and thread to keep working and meeting her customers' needs.

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