A loan of $1,825 helped to buy basic machinery to set up her own sewing workshop.

Maria Sonia's story

Maria is someone who has decided to set up her own business and get ahead on her own. After many years of working as an operator and sewing supervisor at a company, she has decided to work independently and generate her own income. Her idea is to set up a business and offer employment to other people. Maria is married and has a son for whom she has always wanted to provide a good education. Lately she has been working hard to give him a university education. Since Maria does not have much capital, she is requesting a loan to buy the basic machinery she needs to set up her own sewing workshop.

Maria hopes to increase her monthly income considerably, and generate profits so she will not just have a basic salary like the one she received as an employee. Her goal is to have a market presence and many customers, and offer stable employment to people who need it most.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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