A loan of $675 helped to buy a sewing machine.

Lilian Carmen's story

Lilian, 42, has two children, aged 6 and 15. She works making bed sheets. She makes to order and also delivers to different markets in the city of La Paz and El Alto.

This is her first loan cycle with the institution. She is going to use this loan to buy a sewing machine since she has many orders around this time as the winter season approaches. She is going to use the profits to continue improving her business.

Her dream is to have a bigger workshop, drawing in a greater quantity of orders and enter the market at a national level.

She feels grateful for this opportunity offered to her through the loan system.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Walker

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