A loan helped to buy threads to make and sell hammocks.


Santos Bernarda's story

Santos is 23 years old. She went to school through sixth grade. She is married, and her husband works in agriculture. She has a daughter, and they live in her father-in-law's house.

Santos works doing domestic tasks, and she goes 20 minutes by foot from her house to her workplace. In addition, she makes hammocks. She learned the trade from her mother eight years ago, and she has the help of her husband.

Santos needs the loan to buy threads to make and sell hammocks.

Santos dreams of buying her own house and improving the quality of life of her daughter.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry.


This loan is special because:

It supports El Salvadorian artisans to grow their businesses.



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