A loan of $1,050 helped to buy an overlock machine.

Nidia Del Socorro's story

Nidia arrived in the city eight years ago. She moved from her home town with her husband and her two children, ages 8 and 10, in search of new alternatives for getting ahead as a family. After getting settled she started to work in a tailor shop where she gained experience and knowledge. A while later she decided to go out on her own to generate better income and spend more time with her children.

Nidia's workshop is located in the house where she lives, where she makes clothing for third parties. For lack of a machine, however, she does only part of the production, then has to send it to another shop for the overlocking process. This results in a notable drop in the productivity of her business.

This motivates her to request the support of the loan, with which she wants to buy the overlock machine that she needs. With it she'll have the capacity to do the complete sewing process and increase her sales and, as a result, her profitability.

Nidia keeps on striving to get her business ahead because it has become her main source of income. She dreams of making it a great tailor shop that will provide job opportunities and guarantee her a favorable economic stability to give her children a better education and quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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