A loan of $1,000 helped to purchase supplies on wholesale (wool and needles for sewing).

María Patricia's story

María is 51 years old and works as a self-employed vendor. For the past 8 years she has been selling wool articles that she knits herself, such as scarves, gloves, ski masks and other products. She leaned this trade through trial and error, and she gradually refined her technique and improved the quality of her products. In addition, she offers lessons to her customers, which for her represents an addition to her income.
With the drive to continue doing her work, she requests the help of this loan so that she can purchase supplies on wholesale (wool and needles for sewing). That way she'll be able to offer new product designs and satisfy her customers' tastes, thus increasing her sales.
María reports that her biggest motivation for getting up and working hard everyday is being able to acquire her own house. She also aims to set up a grocery store that ensures her financial stability so she can enjoy better living conditions and improve her well-being.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff

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