A loan of $1,100 helped to buy a tabletop sewing machine and supplies like fabric and threads.

Claudia Maritza's story

Claudia began to work in the activity of sewing eleven years ago when she started work in a tailoring company. After three years working there, she decided, with a lot of effort, to set up her own tailoring workshop in her house, looking to generate a greater income to offer her family a better quality of life and better economic opportunities in order to progress. In spite of the fact that her workshop began with very poor economic resources, thanks to her efforts she has been able to get ahead and now she has the opportunity to generate employment for a person very much in need. Looking to generate another job, Claudia seeks a loan to buy a tabletop sewing machine and supplies like cloth and thread in order to provide the working tools for the new job that she will create in her workshop.

Her dream is to be able to continue moving forward with this business and to continue making progress together with her husband and two children, offering them a better quality of life and greater economic opportunities.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melanie Snellings

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