A loan of $1,225 helped to buy a sewing machine.


Marta Teresa's story

Marta Teresa is the hardworking mother of five children. Her dressmaking business allowed her to educate her children, who now have careers. She is known in the area for making and altering clothing and sewing suits and uniforms for school, band activities, and other uses. Because she has run her business for more than 25 years, local institutions use her services. She has two home machines and her own shop, and she has just payed for her car.

Originally Marta offered alterations in the area; she become know and started her business. Her business is strong, her clients are loyal, and her merchandise is high quality. She wants to use this loan to buy an industrial sewing machine to increase output and to service other markets that she now reaches by car. She chose to work with Fundación Mujer because the institution offers low interest rates and good service.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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