A loan of $500 helped to buy buttons, zippers, fabric, threads, and other materials needed for her creations.


Ana María Rutis's story

Ana is 54 years old, she is a widow and has two children ages 37 and 19; her youngest daughter lives with her, the oldest, a male, lives out of the country. Ana only lives with her daughter and her mom.

She's been a seamstress for 14 years, trade that she learned from her mother. Seeing that this business generated good results, she decided to sign up for seamstress academy to learn more skills and get the technique perfect, her daughter helps her sometimes and learns, her work schedule is almost all day.

The loan requested is to buy buttons, zippers, fabric, threads, and other materials needed for her creations. This way, she will have sufficient raw materials to continue making her creations and fulfill the others she currently has, satisfying her customers and ensuring some cash coming in for her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofia Burt



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