A loan of $1,150 helped to buy a new machine that will allow her to make high quality products.

Flor Bibiana's story

Flor is a person who, in spite of the adversities she has faced, has had the strength to move forward and continue to progress in life. Flor is a single mother and head of household. She has a son who is four years old. His father abandoned them without ever making a financial contribution. Since then, Flor has had to start earning more income to cover household expenses since her earnings before weren't enough for both her and her son.

Flor used to work as an employee of a clothing company. There she gained experience which allowed her to make the decision to work independently and to start her own business. Flor set up a tailoring business, where she offers the service of manufacturing to third parties, a form of production that is set as a commitment by the owner of the production and / or a brand with the person performing the work. Thanks to the high quality of her work, her shop is very well known in the area.

One of the machines Flor works with is a little outdated, requiring that Flor spend a lot of money on its maintenance. For this reason, Flor is seeking a loan that will permit her to acquire a new machine for manufacturing high quality products.

Flor hopes that her monthly income will thereby increase and that she won't have to spend so much on the maintenance of the old machine. Furthermore, Flor hopes that increased earnings will allow her to provide her son a better life and more opportunities for advancement, in addition to access to a quality education in the future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kara Gibson

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