A loan of $1,250 helped buy fabrics, thread, and zippers for sewing and seasonal products that she can sell.

Efigenia's story

Sra. Efigenia is 63 years old. She has been with Sr. Claudelino, age 58, for 33 years. They have five children, two of whom are living and working abroad. The other three have their own homes and live independently.

Sra. Efigenia has been working as a seamstress for 48 years. She finished her studies at the age of 15. From that point, she has always devoted her time to sewing, which has helped to cover the family expenses. She has always worked alongside her husband, who is a carpenter. Throughout this entire time, she has gained many customers for whom she makes clothes.

Efigenia is requesting a loan in order to buy fabrics, thread, and zippers for sewing. She will also buy seasonal items such as shirts, tablecloths, sweatshirts, and other products so that she can have another means of generating additional income. This will also benefit her customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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