A loan of $175 helped purchase a semi-industrial sewing machine.


Paula's story

Paula is 19 years old and lives in her parents’ home with her 3-year-old son.

She has embroidered tablecloths for 2 years. Her sewing machine, the main tool of her trade, allows her to do her work quickly. Paula is grateful to one of her friends for teaching her this craft.

Now she embroiders everyday and puts nice finishes on the aprons and tablecloths that her customers bring her. This work has provided her enough income to support her young son; Paula likes her work because it is relatively easy and, working from home, she is able to look after him.

In the future, she wants to expand her existing work and start dressmaking. She is requesting a loan through MFP for the first time and is very keen to start working together with the other members of her group so that they can all make progress.

She is requesting 500 soles to purchase a semi-industrial sewing machine.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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