A loan of $525 helped to buy materials to improve his home.

Santiago's story

Santiago is a 49 year old single man who has 4 children. He currently lives with 3 of them in San Antonio Palopó, Sololá.
He works making and selling characteristic local fabrics that tourists demand. He makes the fabrics in the house where he lives and sells them in his town and in the market of Panajachel. He's dedicated to this trade because it is something that has a lot of demand and generates the necessary income to support his family. He's been doing this work for 10 years and additionally works as a day laborer (fieldwork) to complement his family budget.
He requests a loan of Q 4,000.00 to buy materials to make improvements to his home.
Santiago's most important wish is to completely improve his house to give his family a good quality of life.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Francis Gonzalez

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