A loan of $550 helped to buy fixed assets (sowing machine) and supplies at wholesale (wires, springs, and fabric).

María Patricia's story

María, at 45-years-old is a mother of 2 children and the head of the household since her husband abandoned her. She has been working 10 years making crafts either by hand or with a sewing machine. She makes several items like quilts, blankets, bags, headbands and other things.

She learned her type of work by experience with trial and error and gradually improved her technique. This allowed her to generate enough resources to meet the basic needs of her home.

Her positive attitude, commitment, and dedication have led her to overcome hardships. However, she struggles every day but is more eager to give the best to her children.

She is applying for the loan with the purpose to buy fixed assets (a sewing machine) and supplies at wholesale (wires, springs, and fabric). This way, she will be able to improve her production time and make it easier to make her products. This will positively affect the input of her economic resources, the carrying out of product sales.

Maria dreams of enhancing and growing her business so that it would be more profitable and allow her to have a favorable economic stability to address basic needs and provide a better education for her children.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Adam Marske.

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