A loan of $1,100 helped to purchase a threading machine and to service two machines in her workshop.

Nancy Elena's story

Nancy Elena is a person who has been hit by life’s adversity. Some time ago, her husband died and she was left a widow with a son to support. Nowadays, she is a single mother who is head of the household. She works hard driven by the desire that her son have the best quality of life possible along with a good education that will enable him to get a good job in the future.

Nancy Elena is well known in the area as being a very kind person with a very noble heart. She is always ready to help those who most need it. Seven years ago she started her tailoring workshop where she offers services to third parties and she started it because she used to work in a tailoring business where she acquired the skill but was very badly paid. Since them she has been working very hard in her tailoring shop and she is always looking for ways to grow her business so that she can generate jobs and contract those most in need. Currently Nancy Elena has four workers and her customers are faithful because her work is of very good quality.

At present Nancy Elena needs to buy a threading machine to increase her shop’s productive capacity. She also needs to service two other machines in her workshop, however she lacks sufficient capital and hopes that a loan will enable her to buy the new machine and do necessary maintenance.

Nancy hopes that with the purchase of the threading machine she can generate another job and continue enabling more people to have access to paid work so they can improve their quality of life.

She has a big dream that her workshop will expand and she can continue offering employment and that her son will inherit economic stability enabling him to succeed in the future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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