A loan of $650 helped purchase fabric for making clothes.

Julia's story

Julia is 33 years old and is a single mother with two children: Junior, 10 and Erlin, 8. She lives with her children in the home that she owns. She works making clothes in her small tailoring shop and has done so for the past 13 years. She has always liked designing and making clothes and that’s why she has this job. She really likes it because she decides her schedule and she challenges herself to finish the clothing [her customers] order. Making clothes is a job that requires a lot of effort in order to have a good finished product. The difficult part of her job are the many times Julia has cut or jabbed herself with needles and pins. But she has learned how to deal with this and knows it is just one of the risks of being a seamstress. This is Julia’s eighth loan with Microfinanzas PRISMA and in her 4 years with MFP she has always been very responsible and on-time with her payments. With this loan money she will buy more material and fabric to make more clothing and increase her earnings.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rachel Crouch

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