A loan of $1,100 helped to buy fabric, thread, and spare parts for her sewing machines.

Lucinda Magaly's story

Ms. Lucinda has been a member of the credit group Sector 3 Marías as of one year ago. During this time, the loans have allowed her to buy raw material for her business. She lives in a community that has the same name as her credit group. It belongs to the parish of Turi in Cuenca. This parish is well known for the beauty of its church. It is also admired because it has a beautiful view of the city of Cuenca. Its people are friendly, kind and hard-working. They work in various activities, such as agriculture, sales, and raising animals.

Ms. Lucinda is 24 years old, she is married and has no children. Her husband works in construction, they live in their own house.

Ms. Lucinda has owned a sewing shop for 3 years. She works in her business from Monday to Saturday without a fixed schedule. She learnt this job by working and because of her skills. She sells the clothes she makes in the city. At home, she also raises chickens. The money from this loan will be invested in buying fabric, thread, and spare parts for her sewing machines. Her goal is to turn her small shop into a factory.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Olga Martínez López

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