A loan of $1,100 helped to purchase fabrics, batting, zippers, buttons and other materials for her business.

Maria Luisa's story

Mrs. Maria Luisa R. M. is 26 years old and she lives in a rental house located in the community of Carmen in the city of Tarija. Maria Luisa is a single mother to one daughter, and for life circumstances she has been left alone. She has to work to be able to support her daughter. Maria Luisa has been a seamstress for the past 14 years and as she is very well known by her clients they request her services. Maria Luisa wants to have a better income to be able to support herself and her daughter. She says that she needs to purchase materials for her business, such as fabrics, coverings, batting, zippers, buttons, etc. She has an order for various articles of clothing and this way she will be able to make the clothing that she needs to make. As she already has experience in the field, this loan will be used to purchase materials that she needs for her business, and so to improve her earnings.

Maria Luisa says that she wants to improve the quality of her life. And she says that the next loan she requests will be used to purchase a new sewing machine.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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