A loan helped to buy raw materials to make hammocks such as yarn, tubes, and thimbles to make hammocks, bags and curtains.


Maria Simona's story

Maria is requesting a new loan to strengthen her rigging business. With the funds provided, she will buy raw materials to make hammocks, such as yarn, tubes and thimbles to make hammocks, bags, and curtains. She can also pay the salary to other artisans who help her in the business.

The previous loan gave her the facility to acquire the raw materials she needed to maintain the continuity of her business. The production improved and thus managed to meet the existing demand. Nowadays, she goes on to sell more frequently to fairs in the places near her home. Family living conditions have improved and their children continue to study.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Samuel Shain.


This loan is special because:

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



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