A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a box of thread, two pigs and feed for them.

Jeremías's story

Jeremías, 23, is single. He started at a very young age to make crafts with thread. He learned thanks to his parents who in turn learned from their parents. All of his family has worked in this activity and to this day Jeremías makes silk hammocks. Thanks to the entire family’s efforts, they’ve succeeded in earning economic profits. He also works in agriculture growing corn and beans. His parents have also taught him how to raise and fatten up pigs to butcher.

He heads to the nearest city which is a thirty-minute bus ride away every 22 days to buy the supplies needed to weave the silk hammocks and farm supplies like animal feed, among others because these types of products are not sold in his community. He makes the hammocks with his sister because his mother takes care of the home.

The loan he’s requesting from Fundación Campo is to buy a box of thread, two pigs and feed for them. In this way, Jeremías will have the materials on hand to continue with his hammock making business and will have pigs to fatten up and sell in five or six months.

With income obtained he wants to help his family. His goal is to become a pig and cattle merchant; he wants to set up his own pig farm and help with his younger siblings’ schooling.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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