Total loan: $4,075

Maria Eugenia

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Tarija, Tarija Department, Bolivia / Services

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A loan helped to buy an embroidery machine and supplies, and to open her own tailor shop to get into the market and earn more income for her family.

Maria Eugenia's story

María Eugenia, 22, is the single mother of two daughters, a two-year old and a two-month-old baby. Her husband abandoned her when he found out she was pregnant with her last child. She studied up to elementary school. She comes from a very humble family in a community, and from a young age worked different jobs to help with the family expenses. Being young and a single mother, she had the support of her father, who had health problems and decided to end his life when he saw that the problems were causing the family finances to decline. She was left alone with her mother and had to face the reality of supporting her two children.

Now she works making "polleras," skirts that are traditional in her city, as well as embroidered blouses. She trained in that field to improve the quality of her products and to have a steady market that will ensure the support of her children.

She needs the loan to buy an embroidery machine and supplies so she can open her own tailor shop in a local market. That way she can open up more to the market and earn better income for the well-being of her family.