A loan of $500 helped purchase a sewing machine.


Maria Del Carmen's story

Doña María is 42 years old and lives in San Miguel with her husband and three children (ages 5, 8, and 9). She has worked as a seamstress for a year. María previously sold food. She started both businesses through her own initiative.


María is requesting a loan to buy a sewing machine, since this is the main piece of equipment she uses for her work. This investment will be a great help because she can proceed with completing all of her orders with relative ease.


Doña María wants to strengthen her business, guarantee a stream of work for the future, attract more customers, help her family, and see that her children complete their studies.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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