A loan of $1,575 helped to buy tagua from palm trees.

Flor Isabel's story

Flor started her business in making buttons from tagua. Tagua is the common name of the seed of the palm tree. Flor started making buttons after references from family and friends who said the business would be profitable. She also chose to go into this business because she worked with tagua already, which made making the buttons easy.

She currently makes tagua buttons, even though this part of the palm tree can also be used for wood carvings. She wants to concentrate on making buttons since the production process is long. Currently, she faces difficulty buying buttons in this work due to market performance.

Flor wants to continue her business so she is looking for a loan to buy tagua and make her buttons. One of her goals is to have higher production, which will improve her quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Polenske

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