Update on Cristobal AntonioCristóbal has decided to request a new loan due to his need to invest in his business. He plans to purchase some tools and materials such as 1/2 and 1 inch pieces of iron, C channel beams, and square iron for housing exteriors. This purchase will help him maintain his workshop. He believes that his previous loan allowed him to improve his machinery and purchase supplies for his work. With this, he has been able to provide his family with the necessities and offer his clients better service.
Él considera que la utilidad con el préstamo anterior fue mejorar la maquinaria y comprar insumos para trabajar, con esto ha logrado dar a su familia lo necesario y ofrecer a los clientes una buena atención.
Previous Loan DetailsCristóbal has a workshop in which he makes metallic structures. He lives with his wife and has four children; only two of which live with them and they are ages 17 and 11. The business was born 27 years ago and he funded the workshop with the efforts of his family. He hasn’t had any problems wi... More from Cristobal Antonio's previous loan »
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