A loan of $450 helped to buy a straight-stitch sewing machine, so she can begin making women's aprons and traditional Andean skirts.

Ines's story

Ines is separated and has two children. They live in her ex-partner's house, which is located in the Villa Bautista Saavedra area of the city of El Alto.

She studied through grade school and makes her living selling cloth and straw hats for women and girls.

She needs the loan to buy a straight-stitch sewing machine and fabric. A little while ago, she took a course on making aprons and traditional Andean skirts, and she wants to begin applying everything she learned, starting to make aprons and skirts.

Ines' dream is to become a wholesaler of women's aprons and traditional skirts. This is the fourth time she is applying for a loan with IMPRO, and the second time with Kiva.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Deepa Ramesh

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