A loan of $1,600 helped to buy wholesale supplies (canvas and styrofoam).

María Magdalena's story

María, 57, is married and has three children. Over 30 years ago she took a sewing course and then decided to open her own business offering sewing services to people in her neighborhood. In 1990, after having increased her knowledge and improved her techniques she began working for third parties so now her best client is a well-known sportswear store in the city. She works from home, which is well equipped, so she can alternate her work with the household activities.

The borrower is a delicate, hard-working, organized woman who has used her seven previous loans to strengthen her business. She is motivated to request another loan to buy wholesale supplies (canvas and styrofoam) so she can produce pending orders. This will increase her sales and attract more clients, giving her more income for household necessities.

María wants to continue working hard so that in the future she can launch her own line of sports uniforms and accessories. This will give her and the people she loves a better lifestyle.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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