A loan of $1,825 helped to purchase sewing machines.

Yendry Gabriela's story

Yendry is 26 years old. She is the divorced mother of 3 children but she is currently living with her former husband, the father of her 3 children. She says that she has been working since she was a little girl. She worked with her mother and sisters. Her mother, who does the same work, has provided for her 6 children through the manufacture of different garments. Yendry tells us that she has manufactured well-made garments since she was 15 years old. Her mother makes the patterns and Yendry assembles the pieces. Yendry has worked for many years as a leading exporter of ornamental plants from her area. Three months ago, when cutting the stem of these plants, she cut her finger. It does not stop her from working on garments, but it has not completely healed.
She began this work at 15 years, and since she was very young it has been very normal for her to see machines and fabrics in her home. In recent years, she has achieved growth. Everyone in the area will buy the clothing she makes which has led her to apply for financial support to buy three machines herself.
She sells in an itinerant manner, serving customers who work in businesses, companies, and to housewives. She has a broad portfolio of 50 clients in her community.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Megan Hinrichsen

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