A loan of $850 helped to buy supplies such as fabrics and thread to make her own line of clothing.

Luz Marina Antonia's story

Luz Marina has always been attracted to sewing since whe was little girl. She began taking sewing courses and trained to be a seamstress quickly when she was very young.

Luz Marina is 56, married and the mother of two children. She says they are her motivation for working so hard every day. When she realized her husband's income was not enough to cover household expenses she decided to set up a sewing workshop. Her husband bought her an overlock sewing machine and a long-arm sewing machine. Currently Luz Marina is still active in this business and her products are very well known for their excellent quality.

In order to begin making her own line of clothing, Luz Marina wants to buy supplies such as fabrics and thread. But she does not have enough capital for the purchase and is hoping to receive a loan to buy the materials she needs to begin sewing her own line of products.

Her dream is to have her own clothing line soon and generate employment for people in need of work. She also wants her children to have a better lifestyle and not suffer the hardships she and her husband have gone through.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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