A loan helped to buy tule reeds at wholesale to stock up on inventory and thus maintain production of sleeping mats.


Santos Tiburcia's story

Sontos is single and currently lives with a daughter who is her dependent. Her other child stopped living with her a few months ago. Santos is dedicated to making and selling sleeping mats, a job she learned from her father. She has worked on her own for 20 years.

The loan that she is requesting will be used to buy tule reeds at wholesale to stock up on inventory. With it, she will maintain her production of sleeping mats. The investment will be very helpful in order to have the availability of raw material and finished product. She will thus meet her customers' orders and will have the opportunity to earn more income.

Her aspirations are to expand her business and increase her income since her goal is to improve her and her family's quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kate Divjak.


This loan is special because:

It gives El Salvador's artists a chance to revive the local art of handcrafting.



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