A loan of $950 helped to purchase materials such as fabric, thread, buttons, needles, etc..


Doris's story

Doris is 45 years old. She is married to William, who is a policeman. Together they have one son, Jose, who is 16 years old. They all live in a house they own. Doris works as a seamstress. She learned the trade 10 years ago, helping a friend at her tailoring workshop. With her earnings, she bought her own sewing machine and has been working as a seamstress for 10 years. She has become well known and has installed her own workshop. Now she designs, creates and manufactures all types of clothes. She has the assistance of two women who help her fulfill her customers' orders. She enjoys her job because it allows her to have some extra income which pays for the household expenses. She is asking for 2500 nuevos soles and she is happy and grateful for the financial support she needs to push her business project forward. With the loan money, Doris will buy tailoring materials such as fabric, buttons, needles, blond lace, elastic bands and thread so she can keep doing her work.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Leticia Barbero


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