A loan of $500 helped to buy fabric, thread, elastic, etc.

Ermis Aracely's story

Ermis is 44 years old and works as a dressmaker and seller. She works from home. Ermis is an incredible woman and a great example because she is very hard-working, responsible, and positive. What’s more, many people give her good personal and work references. She makes all kinds of clothing at affordable prices. Her work is also of good quality, which is why many people like it. She has been working in this trade for many years and has built up a lot of experience; she now has many regular customers who prefer her work over others. She has decided on a loan from INTEGRAL to invest in her small business by buying necessary supplies, such as fabric, thread, elastic, etc., to make different items of clothing. She is doing this to be able to offer a better service to her customers, so that they keep coming to her, and so that her sales and income keep increasing. She hopes to achieve her goals and improve her quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Geraldine Pugh

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