A loan of $650 helped buy fabric to sew clothing.


Olga's story

Olga is 41 years old and married with five chidren. She has been selling clothing for the past three years. In this time, not only has her business grown, she has also started sewing a variety of items herself according to orders placed by her customers. She sews the clothing in a small workshop in her home, which allows her to work with ease while still caring for her young children. Her husband helps her with the sewing, so the couple tries to fill all of the orders together. He is in charge of distribution. When there are few orders, they both go to local markets to sell their stock of already made clothing, which they keep in their home, so that they can overcome the difficult moments that arise during some months. This is Olga's second loan from Microfinanzas PRISMA, and she has always been very punctual with all of her payments as well as with activities within her village bank. She plans to use this loan to buy fabric to use for an order of sweaters she is working on.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cynthia McMurry


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