A loan of $525 helped to buy a special sewing machine and raw materials.

Maria Cristina's story

María Cristina, 22, is married and completed third grade in elementary school. She has a son who does not attend school yet. She works sewing textiles. She started with little capital and to date has three years’ experience. She gets support from her husband who works in construction.

She’s requesting a loan to buy a hemming machine and necessary supplies to continue manufacturing shirts and backpacks and improve her profits. In future she hopes to hire employees and to have more customers.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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