A loan of $200 helped to buy a sewing machine.


María Margarita's story

Margarita, 56, spent a great part of her life caring for her son since her lot was being a single mother due to fate’s circumstances. She worked for many years in family homes but tired of not earning a fair wage for her work she decided to retire from that and learn dressmaking. When she realized her potential, she used her savings to buy a sewing machine she used to start her business venture. She started out doing sewing for her neighbors and family members. Now, she’s very well-known in her location and work has increased which is why she’s asking for a loan to buy a straight-stitch sewing machine that will make it possible for her to improve service and generate more household income. Her greatest dream is to set up a sewing workshop to do contract sewing that will increase income so she can help her children pay for her grandchildren’s schooling. She insists that her family is the most important thing in her life and any sacrifice for them is well worth it.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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