A loan of $1,175 helped to buy a flat sewing machine that will allow her to increase her production capacity to respond to her customers' orders.


Maria Leonilde's story

Maria learned the activity of sewing working for a long time in other businesses. A while ago, with some savings she has and with her husband's financial hope, she opened her own sewing workshop in her house. In this way, she has been able to work at home and be able to care for her 4 children. This has improved her family's quality of life. Despite the financial difficulties she has in her business, she has been able to overcome them by working hard with long hours. That is why, although she started with a basic machine, she now has the opportunity to generate employment and she has very good customers. Since she needs to increase her production capacity, Maria is seeking a loan to buy a flas sewing machine that will allow her to increase production capacity to respond to her customers' orders.

Her dream is to have a bigger workshop where she can generate another job and also improve family income to have a better quality of life in her home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue



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