A loan helped to buy poly silk and silk thread, rope thimbles and other accessories to make hammocks. The other part of the money will be used to pay labour to other people.


Jose Juan's story

José is requesting a new loan to strengthen his stock inventory and thus continue working in the weaving business. He will use the loan to buy poly silk and silk thread, rope thimbles and other accessories to make hammocks. The other part of the money will be used to pay labour to other people.

The previous loan helped him to have available raw materials to make hammocks, with which he had the opportunity to increase his production and generate more profits.

His family nucleus has not changed, but their living conditions has changed, since they are in good health and their diet has improved.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gladys R.


This loan is special because:

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



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