A loan of $1,675 helped to purchase raw materials she needs for making her handcrafted items and so to fill the large orders her customers have placed with her.


Flor Maria's story

Flor is the head of household for her three children who are 10, 12 and 14 years of age, since the children's father died some time ago and she ended up being responsible for the entire household. The situation has not been easy and in spite of the great adversity she has faced, she has always had the strength to keep going and provide her children a good quality of life and improved economic opportunities in order to get ahead. For six years she has earned a living making and selling handcrafted items such as bracelets, necklaces both fancy and simple, and other items. Thanks to this business she has been able to get her family ahead. The work takes up a good bit of her time and so she has not been able to share much time with her children. However, she has always been grateful for her business since it allows her to give them the necessary sustenance in order to keep them going. Because her sales have been very good, Flor is seeking a loan to allow her to purchase raw materials she needs for making her handcrafted items and so to fill the large orders her customers have placed with her.

In this way she will be able to overcome the difficulty of insufficient capital and have better income for her home in order to improve the financial situation. Her greatest yearning is to get her children ahead, providing a good quality education along with adequate housing and nutrition.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meg Wolfe-Roberts



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