A loan helped to purchase fabric in bulk to make children's hats for the school season.

Rosa Juliana's story

Rosa is a 46-year-old woman, married, has three daughters, women ages 20, 16, and 10, and her business is making scarves and hats for children.

She is a good mother, enterprising, independent, dependable, responsible, and hard-working. Her business is located in the "Buenos Aires" zone, an area characterized by business and manufacturing in all areas. Tailoring shops, fried chicken restaurants, bookstores and all types of businesses are found side by side. It has a dry and cold climate, with a temperature that varies during the day between 4 and 14 degrees centigrade.

Rosa has tanned skin, is short, has long, curly black hair that reaches her shoulders, wears glasses, her native language is Aymará which she speaks with her family, and she speaks Spanish due to the general culture and for the business she conducts. She shares her life with her husband, who works selling jackets, and with her daughters. The oldest studies at university and the younger ones are students at school. They live in their own home made of brick with a corrugated iron roof, it has electricity, household gas, sewer and drinking water. Her business is making decorative hats and scarves for children, where creativity and experience adjust to fit her young customers.

Among cloth, linen, needles and templates, she has passed the last 2 years. She makes hats and scarves by the season and also modifies all sorts of clothing according to her customers' tastes. At her cutting table, she is characterized by her creativity; with agility, precision, speed, care and dedication, the results are hats and scarves with colorful and happy designs. "I make them with themes according to the season. At Christmas I make elf hats in red, now that the school year is beginning, I make hats with school and children's themes, the children love the designs..." she says. Her dream is to sell in bulk to supermarkets in the city. She wants to make an investment through the purchase of fabric in bulk. It is her first loan cycle with the institution in the 2 years that she has been doing this work independently.

For these reasons, Rosa asks for a loan to purchase fabric in bulk to make children's hats for the school season.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris.

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