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A loan of $1,050 helped buy supplies at wholesale prices (fabric, thread, buttons, lace, and decorative items).


Luz Gladis's story

Luz is 61 years old, and for twenty of those years she has earned her living sewing her own line of women’s blouses and shirts. This work became her only source of income after being widowed when her husband died. With the income she earns, she has managed to educate her two children and now she earns enough to support herself on a daily basis.

She works every day with one of her cousins and sells what she makes to family members, friends and neighbours both in the area where she lives and further afield.

Luz is seeking a loan to buy supplies at wholesale prices (fabric, thread, buttons, lace, and decorative items). These purchases will allow her to continue sewing and complete her current orders. As a result she will earn more money for her work.

As a future project Luz wants to grow her business, buy more sewing machines, and employ more people. In this way her business will be more profitable and the standard of living of her family will improve.


Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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