A loan of $550 helped to buy sewing machine.

Maria Soledad's story

María has ten years’ experience making clothes and worked for a firm for many years. But because the father of her children abandoned them some time ago, María was left in charge of all household obligations. She lives with her two children and she must insure a good quality of life for them.

Seeking to earn higher income, María set the difficult goal of setting up her own sewing workshop and about a year ago started her own workshop that although she started out with little capital, she’s managed to move forward thanks to her constant efforts. In order to provide better customers service, María is looking for a loan to buy a straight-stitch sewing machine to be able to offer all-inclusive sewing services.

Her greatest dream is that her two children have access to a good quality education and in future to a university education. She also hopes her sewing workshop will move forward and one day employs other very needy people.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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