A loan of $850 helped to buy supplies.

Mara De Jesús's story

Maria is 67 years old and is a woman with a great desire to work. She is vigorous and full of energy and rises every morning to begin her task. She makes terceros, having learned this after studying at a trade school 30 years ago. She began doing fashion work for her neighbors, to whom she is well known in the sector and today does work for various companies in Medellin, Colombia. She is asking for a loan to buy thread, and supplies to be able to do the jobs she has for the end of the year. Her main desire is for her work to be recognized and to have the possibility of starting a workshop where she can provide jobs.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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