A loan of $250 helped to buy fabric and thread.


Maria Magdalena's story

María Magdalena lives with her life companion and their children in a house of her own. She has a clothes making shop where she makes clothes for women, men and children. She makes such items as shirts, dresses and pants, among others. The business is located at home and she’s had it for several years. She’s gained much experience manufacturing and selling and she’s proud of earning the best profits. She has certain advantages in that there is little competition and her business is the best known. She has a large clientele because people know that what she sells is top quality at affordable prices and service is unequaled; she’s always at her customers’ disposal.

María is a tenacious woman who is dedicated to her work; she loves what she does and is always on the lookout for opportunities that will let her stand out and attain success. One of her goals is to make the business grow and taking advantage of current demand, she wants to invest in raw materials but needs capital to pay cash for her purchases which is why she’s asking INTEGRAL for a loan to buy fabric at wholesale, thread, etc. María Magdalena is very responsible and has excellent credit references; she’s certain that she will be able to repay the loan while at the same time providing a better life for her family.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz



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