A loan of $400 helped to buy raw materials to weave hammocks.

Francisco's story

Francisco is 64 years old. He is married with 5 children. He learned to how weave hammocks ten years ago. His grandmother taught him the trade after his mother died. In addition to weaving hammocks, he is also a farmer. These jobs have enabled him to raise his children, who are engaged in the same businesses. The loan will make it possible for Francisco to buy his supplies in bulk at a lower, wholesale price. In this way, Francisco will earn a better profit. In the future, Francisco plans to engage in other activities besides making hammocks. He plans to market cattle and pigs. He would like to have his own farm, which would enable him to continue supporting his family.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eleanor Francoletti-Putz

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