A loan of $850 helped to buy embroidery materials, such as thread, needles and cloth.

Gilberto's story

Don Gilberto lives in a lovely area where everyone is the same religion and celebrates the festival of San Andres, who is the patron saint of the community. He lives with his partner Sra. Juana and their three children, who are still under their parents' responsibility.

He earns his living embroidering traditional clothing and is seeking a loan to buy supplies for this work. He notes that his business is doing well and his income supports his household and family.

It is his family who provides the motivation for going to work, especially as his wife also does the same job. He decided to help her earn money and obtain the materials necessary to do the work and support the family.

Gilberto’s greatest wish is that his work will bring in more money so that he can improve the place from which they sell their work, and also obtain all that is necessary for his family, the most important thing in his life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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