A loan of $1,250 helped to buy a sewing machine, fabric and thread.

María Rocio's story

María Rocío, 57, has had to face critical life situations; losing her husband was the most painful of all. A widow with six children in her care, she decided to find a source of employment that would make it possible for her to move her family forward. “Thanks to God I had learned to sew and I decided to go into this occupation.” With these words, María relates how she started her business.

She started out doing sewing for neighbors until she saved up enough capital to buy a sewing machine to start making clothes. She later set up her own workshop where one of her children helps her. She currently dreams with expanding the business and create her own line of clothing for which she’s requesting a loan to buy supplies and equipment to expand production capacity and improve her income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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