A loan of $1,000 helped to buy supplies to make hammocks.

Ada Ermelinda's story

Ada, 29, is a single mother living with her 7-year-old daughter. She is a very hardworking woman who has been making hammocks for the last 7 years. Her parents taught her this skill so that she’d have a source of income.

Ada must travel every two weeks to buy the necessary supplies to make her hammocks. She does this in the company of her little daughter. The trip takes about half an hour by bus. Once she makes the hammocks she goes out on foot to sell them door to door in neighboring communities. Income earned allows her to provide what’s needed for her daughter and to pay the rent on her house.

Because Ada has been noticing that her business is becoming profitable, she asks Fundación Campo for a loan that will help her buy larger amounts of supplies so that she can make more hammocks since she sells them very quickly.

Ada plans to save part of the income obtained from the hammock sales to provide her daughter with an opportunity to go to school, since she herself never had that opportunity. In future, Ada also wants to acquire a house of her own to live in with her little girl.

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