A loan of $1,025 helped to buy materials for making clothes, drapes, etc.

Mariana's story


Marina is 44 years old. She is a humble, hard-working woman who is devoted to her family. She has been sewing since she was a young girl. She has received training and has acquired domestic machines with her own capital and the help of her husband. Mariana currently lives with her husband and her three children, two of whom are under 18. They are all studying.

Mariana's children are her motivation and it is for them that she works, so that they can study and do well in life. She plans to use this loan to buy materials and merchandise in order to increase her income. She will also support a Nicaraguan lady who has six children, by selling merchandise as a re-seller. Mariana is a person with good principles and good intentions toward both her own family and others.

Over the past two years, Mariana has acquired domestic sewing machines for making garments and accessories so that she can financially support her household. With a lot of determination, she has trained and improved her technique. She currently makes catalog sales as an additional business.

Mariana's is a small business which requires working capital in order to grow. She has increased her customer base and improved her technique by taking sewing courses. She plans to use this financial support to grow her business and to take out future loans to maintain her business.

All the members of her family support Mariana's productive entrepreneurship. She has motivation, a customer base, machinery and the skill she needs to make her products and sell them. Two existing clients of Fundación Mujer encouraged her to contact them and she hopes to be able to exceed expectations with the support that she is receiving.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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