A loan of $850 helped to buy a sewing machine.

Maria Lucero's story

María is a person who has had the strength to overcome great adversities life has presented her. María is a single mother head of household because her husband died some time ago leaving her widowed in charge of their only son. Back then, María had a job that allowed her to contribute economically to her home but with her husband’s death she had to leave her job to take care of her son.

Because she needed to generate income too she set up a sewing workshop where she does sewing jobs for third persons and thanks to the good quality of her products she’s become recognized in the sector and this has led to her acquiring a large number of customers. In her workshop María is noted for delivering her completed orders on time and for always offering good customers service which has led to her acquiring more and more customers for her business each time. Thanks to the fact that her orders have increased considerably lately, María is looking for a loan that will make it possible for her to buy a serger sewing machine with which she can offer employment to someone. In this way María will have the necessary work tool of the person who will work with her in the shop to increase production capacity and be able to fill all the pending orders she has from customers.

In addition, María hopes that her shop will continue growing and generating more income each time because her son is about to finish secondary school and she needs money to pay for his university. María dreams with having a large workshop to generate much employment and to offer her son a better quality of life and greater economic opportunities to continue making progress.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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