A loan of $1,550 helped to buy raw materials at wholesale (flax and hemp).

Rodrigo De Jesús's story

Rodrigo, 55 years old, makes his living producing and selling burlap. He has been doing this work for 12 years, and he learned this trade while working as a salesperson at a warehouse. He has the support of one employee. He works every day both from a rented warehouse and from his house, since he balances his work with the care of his mother, with whom he lives. His biggest challenge is balancing his time between work and caring for his mother, since she is advanced in age and depends on him completely.
The loan that he is requesting is to buy raw materials at wholesale (flax and hemp). This way he will have enough available to increase his production and improve his income, which he uses to cover household expenses and his mother’s medical expenses, and to buy daily food.
Rodrigo states that his biggest wish is to have a point of sale that is close to his house to ease his work conditions and at the same time continue looking after the welfare of his mother.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Philip Hess

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