A loan of $500 helped to pay for professional advice and training in the creation of her own clothing making business.


María Leonor's story

María is 42 years old and has one son. She has been separated from her husband for some years now, which is why she has had to work tirelessly to give her son a good education and better opportunities in life. She says that she started her own business some time ago, but that it failed and ended in bankruptcy because she did not know enough about the market and competition.

Today María would like to start again with her own business making clothing. She is requesting a loan to receive professional advice and training in the creation of her business, because she does not want to make the same mistakes she did the first time. She hopes to gain a solid basis in business administration, production costs, and sales.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Graham Robinson



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