A loan of $1,050 helped fabric, thread and ribbons.


María's story

María is part of the village bank, “Con Fuerza y Unión” ("With Strength and Unity"), in the city of Curicó. She has worked for three years making tablecloths, carpets, and shower curtains, among other home decor products, using crochet and ribbons. Before starting this business, she sold fast food with her daughter. She will use the loan to purchase fabric, thread and ribbons. She dreams of purchasing a sewing machine. Since she doesn't have one, she has to send away to have certain items finished by machine. The loans that María has received from Fondo Esperanza (Hope Fund) for her business have been an enormous help. Moreover, she's had a great time with her coworkers.

Curicó is located in the Maule region in the center of the country. Curicó has a Mediterranean climate and it is considered to have some of the nicest weather in the country. Curicó is also known for its wine culture and the magical natural beauty of the surrounding areas.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Nina Fink



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