A loan of $1,000 helped to buy raw materials.

Ana Patricia's story

Ana is a very hardworking, responsible, striving woman. She’s 47-years-old. She was diagnosed with uterine cancer three years ago. She’s had two surgeries and at the moment her ovaries are damaged but she’s undergoing treatment and is in good health. Her husband supports their home since he’s the main breadwinner but Ana sews to pay for part of the food costs and reinvests in order to make more articles of clothing that are requested.

Ana lives with her husband, three daughters and two grandchildren. One of her daughters is deaf mute which is why Ana decided to work from home in order to better care for her.

She has a table and two sewing machines installed in her hallway. Her business is small but it manages to survive because of the type of products she sells which are original and of quality. She wants this loan to buy raw materials to continue making clothes to support her home economically.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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