Juan Ramon P. is 52 years old, and he lives in Encarnacion. Juan is a carpenter, and he has owned a “carpinteria” for 10 years in the center of Encarnacion. He notes that he has a good customer base and that he services many customers in Posadas, Argentina – the city across the river from Encarnacion. Indeed, Juan's services are in very high demand; as a result, his workshop is busy with orders. He explains that he always puts his customers first and pays back loans he has taken out to ensure the continued growth of his business.
Juan is applying for a loan of in the amount of 1,500,000 PYG ($325) to repair one of his most important machines.