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A loan of $1,050 helped to buy fabric, thread, lace, buttons, sewing tools, etc.

Clara Elena's story

Clara is a hard-working and entrepreneurial 60 year old woman who works constantly to provide the highest quality of living to her 3 children. She has at this time a small sewing business making all types of uniforms. She acquired this ability by working the greater part of her life in different fabric factories. She learned everything to do in the field and decided to start her own workshop some time ago.

Now Clara's goal is to have her own line and label of clothing and uniforms. She needs a loan of 2,000 PEN to buy supplies like fabric, thread, lace, buttons, sewing tools, etc. This will allow her to add some momentum to her business.

Clara's main dream is to formalize her workshop and generate employment for several people. Her major challenge are those times when clothing sales are low as this affects her directly. But with more variety of products she can sustain herself in the difficult times.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo

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