A loan helped to buy primary materials to make hammocks and also to pay the salaries of other artisans whom she occasionally employs.

Angela's story

Angela is 56 years old. She lives with her husband. Her children are completely independent. She doesn't have any dependents. Angela makes and sells hammocks, and she works in this business along with her husband. She works from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. Her husband helps her only in the afternoon, since he works in agriculture in the morning. Angela learned to weave with agave fiber when she was 10 years old, and her parents taught her this trade.

She is applying for a loan in order to have economic resources that will allow her to strengthen her business. With the money, she will buy primary materials to make hammocks, and she will also pay the salaries of other artisans whom she employs occasionally.

For Señora Angela, the investment will be a great help to increase the level of production of hammocks and improve the supply that she has. She hopes to receive more earnings in order to be able to optimize the family lifestyle.

Amgela's dream is to replace the roof of her house and the walls, since her house is now built with [metal] sheets.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Pam McMurry.

This loan is special because:

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

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