A loan of $1,575 helped to spend 80% of the loan on fabric and the remaining 20% on accessories.


Maria's story

Maria is a seamstress who has been supported by Kiva loans. She has invested in fabric and decorative accessories, with which she has sewn products that her clients requested, leaving them very satisfied. With this support, her business has grown and her children have achieved professional education.

Currently, she is applying for a loan, which she will use by spending 80% of the loan on fabric and the remaining 20% on accessories. The season for rolling out new marketing plans is approaching, and sales usually increase, which will make her loan successful.

She would like to send a message to Kiva lenders: "Many blessings and please continue supporting Colombian business owners."

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meghan Rishel



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