Josselin has seven years of experience making clay dolls, but after taking a number of courses she has come to specialize in designing and painting the crafts, gaining access to the labor and commercial markets when she offers a better proposal for design and product presentation.
She will use the loan to buy paint, replace her worn-out paintbrushes, and pay labor costs for people who help her finish her products, since she can no longer keep up with the demand she has. She buys the paints and brushes in the capital city, since she can get a greater variety of colors and better prices there.
In the future, Josselin would like to increase her craft production and perhaps at least finish high school, since it will give her more opportunities in the future, whether to keep studying in the university or to have employment opportunities teaching clay crafts.
Josselin tiene la experiencia de 7 años en la elaboración de muñecos de barro en general, pero a través de cursos impartidos por instituciones de apoyo, a la comunidad se ha especializado en diseñar y pintar las artesanías, abriéndole el mercado laboral y comercial, al presentar una mejor propuesta en diseño y presentación de productos.
El préstamo será utilizado, para la compra de pintura, pinceles #1 y 2 que ya se le han desgastado, pago de mano de obra a personas que le colaboran a terminar los productos, ya que ella no da abasto con la demanda de trabajo que tiene. Las pinturas y pinceles los compra en la capital, ya que ahí encuentra mayor variedad de colores y precios.
En el futuro Josselin dese incrementar la producción de artesanías, que actualmente realiza y tal vez terminar al menos el bachillerato, ya que le presentara mayores oportunidades a futuro, ya sea para continuar estudiando en la universidad o para tener oportunidades de empleo como formadora en el área de elaboración de artesanías en barro.
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This loan is designed for rural women in El Salvador. Loan amounts are much smaller than average and the field partner is not requiring any guarantee for this type of loan. The goal is to support businesses that will enable women to work from their homes or start flexible businesses, as many of them are single mothers and are the sole caretakers for their families. Women who receive this type of loan also receive training on entrepreneurship, business management and budgeting.
About CrediCampoThis loan is administered by CrediCampo, a Kiva Field Partner in El Salvador. CrediCampo seeks to improve the lives of rural communities and their families in areas including health, education, basic services, and infrastructure. Through its Community Development Unit, CrediCampo provides scholarships, leadership development training, and financial education programs for families in rural areas. CrediCampo’s work is crucial in addressing the issue of poverty in El Salvador. Based on 2009 estimates, 37.8% of the population lives below the poverty line. To learn more about CrediCampo and their work, visit their partner page.
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