A loan of $1,100 helped to buy a tabletop sewing machine and a serger.

Celmira's story

Celmira, 57, is the mother of four children. She has earned a living making clothing for more than 15 years. She learned the work thanks to a friend who taught her. She works in her shop in her home every day from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.

Currently she wants to buy a tabletop sewing machine and a serger to improve the time it takes to deliver her orders.

She hopes to increase her income and improve her family's quality of life. His biggest desire is to have a great tailor shop and create direct jobs for people in her town.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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