A loan of $375 helped to purchase thread, scissors, fabrics, buttons, lace, fringe, zippers, and oil to lubricate her sewing machine..


Maria Elena's story

Maria Elena is 75 years old and has goals to succeed in life and get ahead in her business. What is most important to her is that she continues generating a daily income for her family. Her business activity involves providing sewing services. Maria must wake up early to clean up, make her purchases, and begin creating different garments that have been ordered. She started this business more than 50 years ago because she needed to find work. Maria decided to establish a small business because she did not possess the necessary experience. As time passed, she acquired the ability to communicate with her customers.

This loan will be used to purchase thread, scissors, fabrics, buttons, lace, fringe, zippers, and oil to lubricate her sewing machine.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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