A loan of $500 helped to buy more supplies to make hammocks.

José Antonio's story

José, 53, is married and has six children. He works very hard with the support of his wife and children in making silk hammocks, a process he learned from his parents at the age of 15. He also works in agriculture growing corn and beans. When he got married he started his own business making hammocks. He puts all his effort and dedication into this so he has an income to help support his family.

José sells the merchandise in the plazas of the city and on the outskirts of the city where he lives. He has to go to the city on public transportation to buy the supplies he needs to make the hammocks. He makes the trip every two or three weeks, and it takes him 45 minutes to get there.

The loan he's requesting of Fundación Campo is to buy more supplies to make the hammocks, because he sells more in this season. He also makes straps. He wants to set up a stall where he can sell the hammocks. His goal is to save money so he can make improvements on his home.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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