A loan of $1,000 helped to buy string to make hammocks to sell.


María Santos's story

María did not go to school because she lacked the financial resources and had to work from a young age. She has five children, of whom four live with her. Her spouse works farming staple grains.

María has earned her living making hammocks for 20 years; she learned that trade from her parents. She works in her house from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

María will use the loan to buy string for making hammocks to sell. She dreams of her business continuing to grow and of having more income.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Holly Torpey


This loan is special because:

It supports El Salvadorian artisans to grow their businesses.



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