A loan of $1,000 helped to buy beams, boards, rods, and slats and to pay laborers to improve and repair the adobe house she is building before winter arrives.


Exaltación De La Cruz's story

Exaltación, 66, is married and has two children. She lives in a community where many people make rigging for a living. When she was 10, she began making hammocks, bags, and grinding stones. Though she grew up without parents, it didn't keep her from developing skills. She married and had two children. Ten years ago, she set up a grocery store and also makes silk and poly-silk hammocks. To purchase supplies, she and her husband walk 800 meters to the bus stop and then travel 25 minutes to reach their destination.

She is applying to Fundación Campo for a loan to buy beams, boards, rods, and slats and to pay laborers to improve and repair the adobe house she is building before winter arrives. She says she is always working to have more items and hammocks in her store.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer



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