A loan of $275 helped purchase fabric so that her customers may choose with which material they want her to make their orders.

Luisa Teresa's story

At her sixty-seven years, Luisa has more than thirty years with her business: making clothing. Her career began after her studies with a company. She brought her own machine to the company's local shop and worked there for a time. Nevertheless, this job was located far from her home. At night she spent more than three hours commuting home. As a result, she was encouraged to start her own clothes-making business.

So then she began her business in her home and now she has six machines because sometimes the orders are so large that she needs the help of other people for her work. Still, at this time, her shop is being remodeled so Luisa is dedicating most of her time to her other occupation, promotor of a private school.

Two years ago, Luisa joined forces with other women and founded a private school. This is what she will occupy herself with in the future. Now, before classes begin, she is making uniforms for the students.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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