A loan of $300 helped to buy fabric, buttons, threads and needles.

María Abisia's story

María Abisia is 52 years old. She is a very responsible and hard-working mother who lives together with her daughter. María has been working as a dressmaker for 30 years. Over the years she has gained a lot of experience and also a lot of regular customers. She is a very responsible person who works with great care and gives her very best. She makes aprons, skirts, blouses and much more besides. María is requesting a loan so that she can invest in her business, buying a larger quantity of raw materials such as fabric, buttons, threads and needles. This will enable her to carry out her work with all the quality she is well known for. Getting ahead in life through the profits she makes in this business is fundamental to her survival as this is the only source of income she has.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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