A loan of $525 helped to buy materials to make hammocks.


Donixa Yojany's story

Donixa is an enterprising 21-year-old young woman with a great deal of strength, youth, and desire to get ahead with her business. She works with material from balsa trees to make baskets, hammocks, braids, brooms, etc. She is single and has a secondary education, graduating as a qualified primary school teacher, and she thanks her parents for allowing her to study and for supporting her. She learned the craftwork she does from her own mother who still supports her to this day. Her customers are individuals who come to her workshop to buy a variety of products they then resell in the city or in other commercial areas, such as markets, pedestrian streets, etc. Her workshop is a family affair where her grandmother, sisters, mother, and she herself all work.

She is currently asking for help to buy materials to make hammocks, as this will allow her to stock her workshop and have material to work with to keep generating income she can reinvest later.

Her goal is to increase her production so she can offer more to her buyers and her individual customers and keep them supplied. Her dream is to make her small business grow so she can launch her product in other communities and municipalities and, in the future, export to other countries.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alyson Trowbridge



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