Siviu has four children. Three are married, but the youngest is still in high school. Even though her older children have their own families, they often ask her for financial assistance. She makes kiekie to support the family, as her fisherman husband’s income is not sufficient to meet all their needs. Kiekie is an ornamental girdle worn around the waist on semiformal occasions, mainly by women but also sometimes by men. Siviu seeks a loan to expand her traditional dress business, to earn more income and provide better for her family.