A loan of $525 helped to buy silk thread, rope, needles and scissors for his business.

Gerson's story

Gerson is 28 years old. He is amrried and lives in his house loacted in the community of San Lorenzo in southern Honduras. For ten years he has worked in the business of making hammocks. His customers prefer him because of his good work and good prices.

Gerson has his little workshop in his house. With his wife's help, they make the hammocks that his customers order from He also works nights as a firefighter at a shrimp company.

Gerson is asking for a loan of 10,000.00 lempiras to buy silk thread, rope, needles and scissors taht are the raw materials to make the hammocks. With the support of this loan, he wants to fill the need he has now for materials to make the hammocks and he is happy to keep working with Prisma.

Gerson's dream is to keep working and improving his business so that in the future he can build his own home.

San Lorenzo, Honduras - November, 2012.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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