A loan helped to buy tule [a type of reed used in producing woven handicrafts] for making and selling petates [sleeping mats woven from tule reeds].


Juana's story

Juana is in a relationship. Her partner works in construction. She has four children, of whom two are in school. She works making and selling petates [sleeping mats woven from tule reeds]. She learned this skill when she was young, thanks to her mother. She works in her home from 9AM until 4PM.

She needs the loan to buy tule [a type of reed used in producing woven handicrafts] for making and selling petates.

Juana dreams of improving the conditions in her home, and she also wants to give her children a quality academic education.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rita Levitz.


This loan is special because:

It supports El Salvadorian artisans to grow their businesses.



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