A loan of $375 helped to purchase sewing materials, including fabric, thread, and lace.

Doris's story

Doris is 51 and married to Tito, a construction worker and the father of her two precious children, who are 19 and 16. The family lives in a home that Doris and Tito own.

Doris works as a seamstress and makes clothing for all occasions, including polos and other shirts, dresses, shorts, and other garments. Doris works in a shop her home and has also set up a display area for her finished products.

Doris became a seamstress after learning to sew at a job training center. She used her own funds to pay the tuition, knowing that her investment would benefit her greatly. Doris has been making clothes for six years, and has gained a reputation among her clients for the quality of her work. She is applying for a loan of 1,000 soles, which she will use to purchase sewing materials such as fabric, thread, and lace. Doris is very grateful for the financial help that will allow her business to grow and is determined to make her loan payments promptly.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Stephen Volante

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