A loan of $700 helped to purchase fabric, thread, elastic, and buttons.


Maria Paz's story

Maria lives in her son's house. She works sewing clothing items. The business is located in her home. Maria is an incredible and exemplary woman since she is very hardworking, responsible, and positive. Many people have given good references of her personally and of her work. She makes a variety of clothing items at affordable prices. She also offers quality in her work, which is the reason many people prefer it. She has done this work for many years, so she has a lot of experience and loyal customers who prefer her every day. She has decided to request this loan from INTEGRAL to invest in her small business by purchasing the necessary supplies such as fabric, thread, elastic, and buttons to make a variety of clothing items. She is doing all of this with the goal of giving her customers better service so that her customers are motivated to continue requesting her services, which will increase her sales and her income. She hopes to achieve her objective and improve her quality of life and that of her son.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd



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