A loan of $1,275 helped a member buy wool, thread, buttons and other clothing needs.

Mujeres Emprendedoras - Chilca Group's story

Jessica is 26 years old. She lives with her partner and has two children, aged 3 and 5. After finishing her secondary education, she started working to help her parents.

She principally works with wool fabrics to make clothing, particularly stockings, caps and sweaters for both girls and boys. She makes these in a variety of colors, depending on the customer's order. She learned to sew and weave from her older sister, who had been in this same line of work for a long time.

Jessica is in her first year with Edaprospo. The money from this loan is for buying wool, thread, buttons, and clasps so that she can make her clothing. Christmas was coming up and there are many orders to fill at that time of year.

In the future, she would like to have more sewing machines so that she can hire other people who need work. Jessica is grateful for the trust shown in her and for the provided money that she will invest in her business and use to increase her income to support her household.

Jessica is the one in the green sweater, first on the right.

In this group: Deysi Yanina, Nerida, Roxana Julieta, Amelica Ricardina, Rosa Silvia, Jessica Flor, Soledad*
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Skoglund

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