A loan of $850 helped buy supplies such as fabric and thread so she can complete the orders from her customers.


Luz Mariela's story

Luz Mariela is married and has six children. In order to contribute to household expenses along with her husband, she runs a sewing business. When she started the business she had only a basic sewing machine and very few orders. But now thanks to the effort and hard work she put in, she has enough work for three employees and her financial situation has greatly improved.

In addition, Luz Mariela has started her own line of clothing and has received many orders for the clothes from her customers. Because of these orders and because she doesn't have any capital, she is seeking a loan to buy supplies such as fabric and thread so she can complete the orders.

Her greatest dream is to make a success of her workshop and to be able to provide her six children with a good quality education. As well she hopes that the economic hardships suffered by her family will be overcome by her business success.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A



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