A loan of $400 helped to purchase supplies for making traditional garments.


Francisco's story

Francisco is a young man of 27 years of age. He's single and lives in Sololá with his mother and his 5 siblings (3 brothers and 2 sisters). He currently weaves traditional garments, which are clothing worn by the women in the village where he lives. He sells his products in the market of Sololá, and that's how he earns acceptable profits which help him to contribute to his family's finances. He has 8 years' worth of experience in this line of work, which he learned from some of his friends. Over time, he has gradually acquired all the tools he needs to do this work. He requests a loan of 3000 quetzal in order to purchase supplies for making traditional garments. One of his dreams is to buy an industrial machine which helps him to deliver the completed products faster and with higher quality to his customers.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Renata Wolff



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