A loan of $750 helped to buy a serger sewing machine.


Luz Magnolia's story

Luz is 50 years old, hard-working and thriving. She is always seeking alternatives that will permit her to grow. She has worked in the sewing field for many years, work she learned empirically through observation, and little by little she perfected her technique and expanded her knowledge through practice. This inspired her to open her own shop, for which she created space in the house where she lives, and with the saving she had she bought her first machines. She works every day, but occasionally has the help of another person, depending on the quantity of contracts that she has. In this way she has generated sufficient income to meet her household expenses.

The loan she seeks is in support of strengthening her work, as she will buy a serger sewing machine, which will make her process much more agile and she will be able to acquire more contracts, generating greater profits in her business.

Luz states that her greatest challenge is the competition in the market, nevertheless this motivates her to continue providing better service and fighting so that her dream of a successful business becomes reality and it enables her to generate employment opportunities for others, and in this way improve her quality of life and that of others who work with her.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Kendall



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