A loan of $1,650 helped buy thread.

Santiago Emiro's story

Santiago is very satisfied because he used his loan from Kiva to buy large quantities of thread, made more hammocks and bags he sold, and invested more in his business because the number of orders increased. He plans on requesting Kiva a second loan to buy more thread to design more bags, brought all of the way from Panamá, that are well received in the city of Cartagena. He can count on their business because he has many orders from them. He is very thankful for the Kiva lenders and asks for them to continue supporting artisans so that they can continue supporting their families and in the future generate more jobs for people who need them.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Susan Garza

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