A loan of $1,000 helped cement, blocks.


Sara Maritza's story

Sara, 45 years old, has a tailoring and sewing shop in her house. She lives in an urban area called Suburbio, where the majority of the people are informal merchants.

She began to enjoy sewing at 18 years old, when her father gave her a sewing machine. When she had her children, she began to offer her services as a seamstress, and little by little, with effort, she was able to gain a stable clientele and work from her home. Currently she has a space in her house where she has a small sewing shop and some sewing machines that she has been able to buy during these years.

In order to move forward with her business, she wants to use the loan to buy cement, blocks, and sand to renovate her home and put her sewing shop in a better location. In the future, she wants to have industrial machines for her shop.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat.



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