A loan of $1,700 helped to buy a button sewing machine.

Luz Mery's story

Luz Mery is 54 years old. She worked for a business making clothing more than 20 years ago. She started by ironing, but her interest took her further, so she asked a colleague to teach her how to use the machines. From that time she started to work as an operator, and later she retired in order to set up her own workshop. Although her life has not been a bed of roses, Luz Mery has figured out how to get ahead with her son, after suffering abandonment by her husband.

Full of dreams and products, she decided to set out on her own path and look for customers who would provide her with a better income to sustain her household. Currently, she is requesting a loan to buy a button sewing machine, with the goal of offering higher quality production, which will be reflected in her profitability.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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