A loan of $1,150 helped to buy a sewing machine.


Luz Amparo's story

Luz Amparo started out sending résumés to many firms hoping to find someplace to work but the few opportunities that arose led her to study dressmaking and to open her own dressmaking business. In this way she generates income to contribute to her home where she lives with her husband and two children that she’s always wanted to provide a quality education for.

Luz Amparo started her shop with very little capital but with much drive to move it ahead and it was this attitude that allowed her to get ahead despite adversity and to consolidate her business with of her customers.

Luz Amparo currently has large contracts to manufacture business and school uniforms and she's just gotten a new customer that wants her to start making bedspreads and quilts. Hoping to accept this customer’s proposal, Luz Amparo is looking for a loan that will give her the possibility of buying a sewing machine with which to make the bedspreads and quilts so that her business can continue growing.

In this way, Luz Amparo hopes to continue consolidating her business and generating employment for people most in need. Also, Luz Amparo hopes that with higher income her family can enjoy a better quality of life and her children can access a higher quality education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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