A loan helped to buy poly silk yarn, hammock handles, and thimbles to maintain the production of hammocks. She can also pay for labor.


Santos Francisca's story

Santos has a partner and two children. She lives with her family. Santos is engaged in making hammocks for sale. She has inherited this trade from her family. She and her family work in the business, which represents an advantage to keep the business alive. The disadvantage is that there is a lot of competition in the area.

The loan that she is asking for will help her have working capital available to strengthen her business. She will use the loan money to buy poly silk yarn, hammock holders, and thimbles. With these materials she will maintain the production of hammocks. She can also pay for labor. The investment will help her strengthen her existing business, so that it will grow and in this way earn a better income.

Her objectives are to grow her business and improve the family's living conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Saranya Chunduri.


This loan is special because:

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



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