A loan of $800 helped to buy supplies at wholesale (fabric, cloth, yarn, paint, tape, etc) as well as pay off the balance of a loan.


Magdalid's story

Magdalid is a 49 year old single mother with three children and is the head of the household.

She has made craft work during her entire working life. Her workshop is located in her home. There she makes oil paintings, decorative art country items and during the holiday season she makes Christmas items. She works every day from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm.

The craft work that she makes with her hands is sold to acquaintances, friends and neighbors. This is how she generates the economic resources to maintain her home.

Her dedication, creativity and perseverance have allowed her to get ahead in spite of the difficulties that have arisen. This has motivated her to ask for support in the form of a loan.

With the loan she will buy supplies at wholesale (fabric, cloth, yarn, paint, tape, etc) as well as pay off the balance of a loan. This way she can have material available to make a large quantity of items and satisfy the increased demand during the Christmas season thanks to the traditions of the families in her neighborhood.

Magdalidad dreams of having a larger, well funded, profitable workshop giving her an economic stability. In this way she will be able to enjoy a better quality of life with her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofie Bjorksten



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