A loan of $1,350 helped to buy a sewing machine and sewing materials.

Lina's story

Lina is 54 years old, married, and has three children. She lives in her own home. Lina designs and produces clothes and lingerie for women, men, and children. She learned this trade by studying at a vocational school. Lina began working 20 years ago. She started out with only one sewing machine that she purchased with her savings. Her workspace is located in a suitable location in her house. Lina now has two machines, which enable her to finish her work in a short amount of time. Her customers consist primarily of relatives and neighbors who are familiar with the quality of her work. Lina likes having her business because it provides her with an income for taking care of both her personal and household expenses. In addition, it keeps her occupied and makes her feel like a useful individual.

Lina is taking this opportunity to request a loan of 3,800 PEN. She is pleased to know that she will have financial support since the money will make her feel more confident about advancing her business. In addition, she promises to submit her loan payments in a punctual manner. The amount she requested will be used to buy another sewing machine, as well as sewing materials such as fabrics, thread, elastic, and other supplies.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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