A loan of $1,325 helped to pay for some renovations and to buy supplies such as thread and fabric.

María Matilde's story

María, 50 years old, makes a living producing clothing. She received much support from her family when she learned this trade. Thanks to her experience and the quality service she provides, María is one of the most frequented seamstresses around her town. she affirms that her job has become her passion: for María making dresses and suits represents a world of creativity and style.

Currently, María is looking to expand her business because of the increasing demand from customers that she has see during the last few years. For this reason, she is requesting a loan. She will do some renovations and invest in the purchase of necessary supplies for her business.

María dreams of improving the quality of life at home and providing her 20-year-old daughter with access to a higher education.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Craven

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