Felipa is from Mexico. She has 1 child. She needs a loan of $400 to buy cloth, threads, needles, yarn, zippers, buttons, ribbons and small beads.
elipa, 42, has run an embroidery business in San Felipe de los Alzati Michoacan, Mexico, for more than five years.
She embroiders tablecloths, napkins, pillow covers, caps, baby shoes, and sweaters, as well as purses with tiny beads and ribbons.
Felipa creates her crafts with feeling and detail to offer her clients a work of art. She said that her mother taught her to embroider different stitches when she was a young girl. The day Felipa lost her job, she decided to start her own business, and she sells her crafts in different marketplaces in the region.
Because of the demand for her crafts, Felipa allows customers to buy by installments. However, some customers do not pay on time, causing her business a loss. A loan from World Vision will help her improve her finances and buy materials for her business, especially cloth, thread, needles, yarn, zippers, buttons, ribbons and small beads.
Felipa, a single mother, is proud of her business because it allows her to provide for her teenage son. She dreams of running a notions store where she could sell cloth, ribbons, and other merchandise. Of course, she would continue displaying her creations. She plans to save up some of her increased profits to buy material for the notions store.