A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase materials to make crafts.

Maria Patricia's story

Maria is 37 years old and she lives on Circunvalacion Oeste avenue in the city . She lives with her aunt and uncle as she left Potosi when she was a young girl. She worked as a secretary in the region for a water systems company but at the same time she also created crafts with the women in the community, carrying out group projects.

Maria was not able to complete her studies in business administration because she did not have anyone who could help her and she had to work and she had to make crafts. Maria is a single mother to a five-year old girl and she helps her with her businesses and she tries to always be with her. She only lives with her so she tries to be together as much time as possible because she wants to give her the attention that she did not have as a child, for other reasons. But Maria knew how to support herself.

Maria request a loan to purchase the materials that she needs to make needle-point crafts, paintings, and knits. the month of May will bring a fair where she will be able to sell all of her products. She also takes orders from families and from various centers in the area where the group of women work together. This way she will be able to improve her earnings. She dreams of having a little house of her own and to see her daughter finish school. Maria wants her daughter to study to be doctor, a dream that she had for herself. One day she wants to take her daughter to visit the city where she was born.

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