A loan of $400 helped a member to buy manila (a type of netted cord), wood, aluminum, dyes, etc.

Amor Group's story

The members of Amor group are from Pilas Occidentales, a rural area of Masaya, which is very prone to farming and handicrafts. Ixida Raquel, Virginia Elene, and Nubia make hammocks which are one of Masaya's outstanding handicrafts. It is a product that is in high demand and it is made from manila (netted cord), wood, aluminum objects or with vegetable-based fibers like cabuya and pita (agave-based cord). Ixida, 24, learned this craft from her parents who were hammock makers and she, together with her siblings and nieces and nephews, has continued this family tradition. Virginia, 66, has made hammocks since she was a young girl and for the last 30 years has had her own workshop where her children and grandchildren help her and she happily transmits this beautiful art form to them. Nubia, 27, has worked on her own making hammocks for the past 8 years. They have been working with Adim for the past 4 years which has been a help and they are comfortable with the way it operates.

In this group: Ixida Raquel, Virginia Elene, Nubia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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