A loan of $175 helped to buy sewing supplies.

Maria Celina's story

María is a woman who is noted for wanting to help others which has led her to help many in her sector who were in dire straits and who now can count on having employment. About 17 years ago María set up her sewing workshop at home looking for a way to generate family income.

Seeing that the business was doing well and was growing, she started to generate employment that she’d offer to single mother, heads of household in her sector. Now, her workshop is a larger shop and she has large customer orders. However, due to María's limited economic resources she’s looking for financing to be able to buy thread, needles and fabric and to be able to service the sewing machines needed to fill her pending customer orders.

Her dream is to continue moving the workshop ahead and to continue generating more jobs for single mother, heads of household who need to earn income. In addition, she hopes her home consisting of her husband and three children will have better quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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