A loan of $325 helped to purchase wood, clay, nacazcol dye, labor and transportation.

Erminia Bautista's story

Erminia is 38 years old and lives with her 5 children, ages 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20. She is dedicated to the development and commercialization of earthenware (pots, griddles, pans). She works daily with her two older children. Erminia learned the skill at a young age and taught it to her children so they could help her and to increase production. They make the griddles and pots of clay, burn them in the oven, and then use other materials to finalize the process.

She is currently seeking a loan for the purchase of wood ($100), clay ($50), nacazcol dye ($25), labor, transportation and other expenses, make up the total sum of the loan. This investment will be a big help in order to have sufficient primary materials and to continue the making of the earthenware handicrafts.

Erminia's aspiration is to help her children complete their studies. When she was growing up her parents were too poor to help her complete her studies, so she wants her children to have a better future than she did.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Kellogg

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