A loan of $600 helped to buy a 100 lb. box of silk thread that costs $450.00. The rest of the money will be used to buy hammock handles to make hammocks.


Karina Rosmery's story

Karina, 19, is married and is expecting her first child. She is six months pregnant and got married seven months ago in the community. She went to school though second grade of primary school. She moved to the community where she lives now and because of the distance, she couldn't finish school. Her husband works in construction. He goes to other towns to work and then returns on the weekends. With both of their efforts, they were able to build their own home. Karina has been making silk and poly-silk hammocks for thirteen years. She learned from her mother, who has done this work for 25 years. She helped her mom and this is how she started her business. Also, because of their care and efforts, they have been able to buy milled nixtamal to grind corn for the people in the community, which will generate additional income. She is requesting this loan to buy a 100 lb. box of silk thread that costs $450.00. The rest of the money will be used to buy hammock handles to make hammocks. With this investment, she hopes to increase hammock production. The earnings from this will help to support her family. She sells hammocks in the city every 15 days. On occasion, her mom helps her sell the hammocks. She hopes to continue working hard to raise her future child and improve her home over time.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Polenske



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