A loan of $1,275 helped to buy fabric, sewing supplies and store stock merchandise.

Flor Daisy's story

The “Parque a la Madre” (To the Mother Park) communal bank meets every fifteen days in Jipijapa Canton, a canton known as the “Sultana of Coffee” because of the extensive plantations of uniquely flavored coffee there, for its cuisine and for the warmth of its people.

Flor, 63, lives here. She’s in a common law relationship and has three adult children. The youngest of them still lives at home. Her husband’s a driver. She learned dressmaking and design at a local academy many years ago.

Flor has a small sewing workshop and general store at home. She makes all types of clothes there and works to order for individuals who come to her workshop to have their clothes made. In addition to working to order, she also makes clothes for girls that she puts in her display cases and sells when someone needs them. She sells her store goods and her clothes at the same time. She’s been in business 12 years and does very well. She’s helped her family to get ahead this way and is still helping them.

This loan is to buy fabric, sewing supplies and store goods. She’s been in the communal bank almost from the beginning and she likes it because of the help she gets from the loans. Her dream is to continue moving forward and to be in good health.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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