A loan helped to purchase tule, and with this material he will improve his production of sleeping mats, in addition to purchasing other sleeping mats so that he has merchandise in stock.


Santos Reyes's story

Santos is married. He lives with his wife and his three children, who are grown up. He has no relatives living abroad. Santos makes sleeping mats and grows basic grains. He learned how to do this work when he was working with a friend.

Approximately 25 years ago, he decided to work on his own. The different complications that he has encountered in his business have been primarily due to a lack of financial resources, but he has always fought to keep his business alive. He is requesting a loan to strengthen his business. He will use the borrowed funds to purchase tule, and with this material he will improve his production of sleeping mats. In addition, he will purchase other handmade sleeping mats that are already made so that he can have merchandise in stock to sell.

This investment will help him recover the losses that he had from closing his business during the quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic. His dreams are to make his business grow and improve his financial conditions.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jamie Morgan.


This loan is special because:

It helps borrowers withstand negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.



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