A loan of $1,050 helped to buy an industrial sewing machine.

Maria Berenice's story

Maria Berenice has been engaging in creating leather items for 6 years, an activity thanks to which she earns money for her family, composed of her husband and their three children. Maria Bernenice is 48 years old. She needs to buy an industrial sewing machine that will help her being more efficient in her work, thus enabling her to increase her income and consequently improving the standard of living of her children, on top of gaining more free time to spend with them. In the future, Maria Berenice hopes to own a shop in the commercial area of Sonson, the town where she lives, located east of Antioquia, in order to give economic stability to her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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