A loan of $525 helped to buy a refrigerator.


Escarlin's story

Sra. Escarlin is 38 years old and has a 10-year-old son. She makes straw hats from the stems of a particular plant. Escarlin has been in this business for several years since she learned the trade from her father. She lives in the town of Paurito.


This is her first loan cycle with Emprender. Sra. Escarlin will use the loan to buy a refrigerator for personal use. This will allow her to keep her food cold. Sra. Escarlin faces challenges in her business as she seeks to rise above poverty. She will utilize the benefits of this loan in order to improve her quality of life. Her wish is to sell her handmade products in different towns and also in the city of Santa Cruz. She also wants to become one of the best artisans.


Escarlin is pleased and appreciative of the support that Emprender has provided.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica



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