A loan of $575 helped to buy a sewing machine and fabric.

Ana Ma's story

Ana María, 64, is single. She’s had her tailoring and dressmaking business for 16 years. It’s been very difficult for her to save up enough money to buy a sewing machine because they are very expensive and her business profits are small and barely enough to cover basic expenses like utilities, food, etc. This business is her only source of income. She’d also like to buy a bit more seasonal fabric because she doesn’t have much variety to offer her customers and this season lots of winter uniforms are sold and she has to buy enough fabric. She requested the loan to invest in her business.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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