A loan of $1,125 helped to buy a cutting machine.

Teresa De Jesus's story

Teresa has had to go through many difficulties in her life. However, she’s always found the strength to continue forward and making progress with her family.

She’s a single mother head of household. She has five children. Teresa separated from her husband three years ago and since then her home’s economic responsibilities have been in her hands.

In order to generate household income she started a sewing workshop at home because she has had these skills for some time. When she started the business she only had basic machines but thanks to her efforts and to the good quality of her work she’s grown and now is able to provide employment for a very needy person. Because her sales continue growing, Teresa is looking for a loan to buy a cutting machine that will make it possible for her to do higher quality work.

Teresa hopes this way to provide better customer service and that production time will be lessened so that she can continue responding to large customer orders. Even though economic difficulties at home persist, Teresa hopes that her business will allow her to continue making progress and that her five children will have a better quality of life and access to a better quality education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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