A loan of $1,050 helped to purchase wholesale supplies (fabric, thread, buttons, elastic).

Lelys Del Carmen's story

Lelys is 39 years old. She is the mother of a 4 year old son and lives in a common-law relationship with her partner. For eight years, she has been engaged in sewing, an activity she began because of difficulty finding employment and the financial difficulties her family was going through. Her workshop is located in her house and there she offers sewing services to third parties. In this way, she has managed to acquire the resources she needs to meet basic household needs. Lelys is a woman devoted to her family and to her work. She is strong and tries her best to always offer her son the best. She is requesting the support of this loan because she wants to purchase wholesale supplies (fabric, thread, buttons, elastic) for the purpose of continuing her business and increasing production to satisfy the demand that she has. Even though she has had difficulties with timely deliveries, as some providers are slow with delivery of raw material, she has been able to deliver to her customers. Lelys dreams of expanding her workshop and generating employment opportunities for single mothers, which may improve the quality of life of her family as well as the lives of other families that influence the development of her work

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz

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