A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a double needle sewing machine.

María Teresa's story

Maria is a small businesswoman who is hard-working and dedicated. She manufactures clothing for wholesalers.

It all started more than eight years ago when she was working in a clothes workshop and was able to learn about the industry. Now, at 40 years of age, she has her own workshop and has six people working for her. She works every day and her main area is producing pants and shirts for uniforms. In this way, she can generate sufficient income to be able to support her husband with the household expenses.

She will invest this credit in a double-needle sewing machine. This will help her to satisfy her customer demands and be able to deal with orders on time. This will improve production and win new customers, which will allow the company to survive.

She dreams of strengthening her workshop business and having a higher level of production each day, which will generate more employment and improve the quality of life both for her family and for those who work with her.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Walker

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