A loan of $500 helped to purchase cloth for making clothing.

Yenis Del Carmen's story

Yenis, a 34-year-old mother, is an enterprising woman who works very hard everyday. Yenis only studied through the 5th grade because of scare economic resources. She is married to a fisherman and they have 2 children. They care about and love them very much.

She makes clothing (skirts, dresses, and blouses), work that she has done for 10 years. This work has helped her support her children. They are currently in school but her oldest son helps her in his spare time, sewing on buttons and assisting in tailoring her work.

Yenis will invest the cash from the loan in the purchase of fabrics for sewing and to also remodel her house for security and more space for her family.

In the future she wants her own clothing shop full of clothing she makes. She also wants to see her children become professionals working in her shop.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Megan Hinrichsen

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