A loan of $1,000 helped to buy fabric, thread, elastic, scissors, belts etc.

Maribel's story

Sra. Maribel is 53 years old and lives in her own house with her nephew and grandson. She earns her living by making and selling clothing. She’s been doing this work for approximately twelve years so has a lot of experience and is well-known in the area where she lives. She makes the clothing in her home although sells the items by walking around the different neighbourhoods close by. Because of her hard work and dedication, Maribel has done well and always managed to support her household.

Maribel’s dream is to see her business flourish so that she can improve her own and her family’s standard of living. She is known as an enterprising woman as she has many business ideas which she is gradually putting into practice. For the time being she wishes to focus on making clothing with the goal of providing the best service possible in the region and then becoming the best dressmaker in the region.

Maribel has decided to approach INTEGRAL for a loan to buy wholesale items such as fabric, thread, elastic, scissors, belts etc. By purchasing these items, she will have on hand the supplies needed as soon as her customers place their order. She hopes to make more sales in this way and thus increase her income so she can provide a better life for herself and her family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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