A loan of $1,300 helped to buy sewing machines.


Flor Herminia's story

The client lives in Quevedo. Ever since she was very little she has liked sewing. She used to practice making dresses for dolls. Then, at a small sewing school, she first sewed with paper while she learned. Then she became a professional.

She does her work with industrial machines for high fashion. She has four of them. She currently works with her daughter every day.

The difficulty she has with her business is her state of health, which sometimes keeps her from working as expected.

She is single, and she has two children, ages 7 and 13. One goes to a public elementary school, and the other goes to a public high school.

She wants to use the loan to buy machines. Her dream is to be contracted by the government to make public school uniforms. With these contracts she will finish making her house and she will have a workshop at her house.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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