A loan of $650 helped to buy fabric, elastic, needles and thread, among other sewing materials.

Celia's story

Celia, 40 years old, is married to James and has 6 children, all of whom live in her home. Celia works as a seamstress. In her house she has a small shop where she completes all of the jobs given to her by her clients, which include mending, alterations, and repairing buttons, among others. She has worked as a seamstress for 11 years and has learned a lot during this time. She really enjoys her work, as it keeps her occupied and allows her to manage her own schedule. She is fortunate to have many clients who seek out her services for the good quality of her work. She is very hardworking and hopes to continue improving the wellbeing of her family and their economic situation.

Celia is currently asking for 1,800 Soles. She is very grateful for the financial support she receives and feels confident about her prospects to advance with her business. She has promised to repay all loan installments on time. With this loan, Celia will buy materials such as fabric, needles, thread, and elastics, as well as a set of scissors and sewing patterns in order to improve her designs.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kaitlyn Godfrey

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