A loan of $1,575 helped buy fabric, thread, and a sewing machine.

Dilia Nancy's story

47-year old Dilia has a son and lives with her husband. As a young woman she learned how to sew thanks to her mother who was a seamstress for many years. Four years ago Dilia opened her own workshop where she offers her services to other businesses. However, wishing to improve her income, she now wants to develop her own line of clothing as she has several good contacts where she can sell the items.

As a result Dilia is now seeking a loan because she wants to buy fabric, thread, and a sewing machine so she can begin making her own designs. She will be able to earn more money because sometimes the other businesses haven’t paid for her services or don’t value the hard work that she has put in and pay very little.

Dilia’s dream is to have a successful business with her own line of clothing, have many customers, and earn more money so she can help her husband pay for household expenses. She would also be able to support her son through university and provide her family with a better standard of living.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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