A loan of $550 helped to purchase a serger sewing machine that will permit her to increase the capacity of her shop's production and thus respond to the large requests from her clients.


Luz Enith's story

Luz Enith is a person who has had to pass through many difficulties in her life, but thanks to the strength that has always characterized her, she has been able to succeed and overcome adversity and continue to provide a good quality of life for her family. Luz Enith is a single mother and head of the household with two children ages 13 and 17. The father of her children abandoned them some years ago without making any economic contribution for their care. In order to generate income, Luz Enith worked in a tailor's shop, but since she became unemployed a few years ago, she decided to purchase a sewing machine from the business's liquidation sale, and she began to work for herself from home. In spite of the minimal capital which she has had, and thanks to her efforts, her sewing shop has been growing and this has allowed her to overcome the adversities of her home life. Now that she has large orders from her clients, she is looking for a loan in order to purchase a serger sewing machine that will permit her to increase the capacity of her shop's production and thus respond to the large requests from her clients.

Her dream is to be able to have a large tailor's shop where she could generate employment for more people and from which her children would gain the opportunity to have a better quality of life and access to a higher quality education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Debra McMahon



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