A loan of $1,275 helped to buy yarn, fabric, zippers and other sewing materials to make her clothes.


Cecilia Isabel's story

Santa Gema Lending Group meets every 15 days in the Tarqui neighborhood in the city of Manta, known for its beautiful beaches that are visited in all seasons and for being a city of unparalleled beauty with many touristic attractions. Cecilia lives here. She is 62, she is married with four adult children who are independent. Her husband is a businessman. Cecilia is a dressmaker, who learned tailoring several years ago. As a hardworking woman who likes to fend for herself and help her family, she set up a small sewing workshop at home, where she is dedicated to make all kinds of clothes for individuals who come to her house because they know the quality of her work and the and her promptness in delivery. She is very busy right now, making school uniforms since the school year is about to start. She would like to use this loan to buy yarn, fabric, zippers and other sewing materials to make her clothes. She's been involved with this group for 15 years and she likes it because they provide her with great help. Her dream is to improve and move forward.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jimena Lopez


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