A loan helped to buy fabric, thread, needles, buttons and zippers so that he can continue making clothing.


Manuel De Jesús's story

Manuel is 48 years old and studied until the 9th grade. Now he is living with his partner and has two children.

Manuel has worked since he was 12 years old. His first job was as a farm day laborer with his father. Now he also makes a living as a tailor and his work schedule is from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Previously he was supported with a loan for his tailor shop. He also needs this new loan to buy fabric, thread, needles, buttons and zippers so that he can continue to make clothing.

Manuel hopes to get ahead, working to improve his business.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Kruch.


This loan is special because:

It supports El Salvadorian artisans to grow their businesses.



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