A loan of $425 helped to purchase sewing materials (fabric and notions).


Marie Madeleine's story

Marie Madeleine is a 42-year old widow, who is mother to seven children and three grandsons, whose ages range from eight to 28 years old. Four still go to school. She has opened a sewing workshop which she has been managing for the past year and she is doing well. In this workshop, she often buys fabrics which she makes up before selling, so that she does not have to wait for the customer to bring in fabric themselves. She is requesting this loan to buy fabrics and haberdashery products that she can sell to customers before making up the clothes. This will enable her not only to make a profit on making up the clothes but also on the sale of her fabrics; she will also be able to satisfy customer demand. This profit will help her to save money for the new school year for her children and grandchildren, to refurbish her workplace and to buy herself a sewing machine in the future.

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Translated from French by Kiva volunteer Alison Le Bras



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