A loan of $1,650 helped to purchase a serging machine so that she will have a good machine and increase productivity in her workshop.

Luz Stela's story

Luz is a very hardworking person who, thanks to the daily effort she puts forth in her business, has succeeded in getting ahead. She has been able to move her family forward by providing a good quality of life in her home. Luz is married and has two children, 15 and 17 years old; she has always wanted to provide them with access to a good quality education. Thanks to the fact that approximately 10 years ago she decided to start her own business she has been able to contribute economically to her household, provide for her children’s education and achieve other goals.

She has a tailoring workshop where she works for third parties and she also has her own line of clothing. Owing to the good quality of her work she has many orders from her customers. Currently, Luz has a problem in that one of her machines is broken, consequently she is applying for a loan in order to purchase a serging machine. Thus she will have a machine that is in good condition, which will increase productivity in her workshop.

Not only will she able to fulfill orders more rapidly, thereby offering better service to her customers, she will also have more spare time to continue making her own clothing line. Her dream is to expand her workshop, generate employment for those in need and increase income for her household so that her whole family will have a better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Diane Chaney

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