A loan of $1,725 helped to buy an industrial sewing machine and the tailoring supplies she needs for her workshop..


Luz Elena's story

Luz Elena has overcome the great adversities that life has presented her largely because she loves her work. Being the single mother of one child and head of the household, Luz Elena must be dedicated and persevering. She is always seeking ways to generate more income through her work so that she can offer her child a better quality of life. Previously, she was a machine operator for a tailoring company. Due to the low pay she earned, she decided to open her own business, where she offers tailoring to others and occasionally produces her own fashion designs.

She employs another person in her workshop, which allows her to improve the living conditions for other people in her home and makes her proud. With the intention of growing her business, Luz Elena is seeking a loan which will allow her to purchase an industrial sewing machine and the tailoring supplies she needs for her workshop. In this way, Luz Elena hopes to keep growing her business and creating jobs. She also hopes to generate more income so that her child can enjoy a better life and more financial stability.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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