Total loan: $500

Gilma De Los Ángeles

Gotera, Morazán Department, El Salvador / Manufacturing

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A loan helped to buy more iron and coal in order to continue making machetes to sell.

Gilma De Los Ángeles's story

Gilma did not have the opportunity to attend school. She is married and her husband is a blacksmith. They have three dependent children.

Gilma makes and sells machetes, having learned this skill from her husband who knows all about smithing. She works at home from 4:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. Gilma previously sold fruit to earn a living.

She needs a loan to buy more iron and coal so that she can continue making machetes to sell. Her dream is to have a farm and generate more income so that her children can study and someday become professionals.