A loan helped to purchase silk thread and fabric-lining thread, cable eye stiffeners (also called "thimbles"), and other accessories for hammock production.


Nicomedes's story

Nicomedes has decided to apply for a new credit in order to have working capital that he will use to strengthen his hammock-making business. The credit he receives will help to purchase silk and fabric-lining thread, cable eye stiffeners, and other accessories for making hammocks. He will also be able to pay for the labor of the helpers he has in his agave fiber-weaving business.

The previous credits have been of great help to Nicomedes since he makes a living through his business, and his business generates income for maintaining his family. The nuclear family hasn't changed, but they have better living conditions and they haven't had health problems.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kendre Barnes.


This loan is special because:

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



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