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Total loan: $1,200
La Unión, La Unión Department, El Salvador / Services
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Maria Yessenia's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy a semi-industrial sewing machine.
Maria Yessenia's story
María is a 40 year old single mother. She has a 13 year old daughter who is in Grade 7 and an 11 year old son. They live together with her mother because of her health problems. María has been working as a seamstress for 17 years. Her father paid a friend of the family to teach her this trade. She has to travel about 35 km from her house to work. María is currently requesting a loan to buy a semi-industrial sewing machine. The sewing machine will serve to hire a person in order to be more efficient in filling a contract for the Ministry of Education to make 200 school uniforms. Her greatest dream is for her children to become professionals.