A loan of $1,000 helped to buy tools, pliers, screwdrivers, testing equipment, etc.

José Antonio's story

José is 49 years old, is a certified electrical technician, married, his wife is a housewife, and he has three grown children. His aging parents live with him and he has to help them with their basic needs.

When he has the opportunity, José installs the electrical in homes, as it is not work in high demand on occasion has has had to go all the way to the capital, about 80 kilometers, to do electrical installations. Therefore he sees the need to also work farming, which he learned from his father, in order to obtain income to meet his family's daily needs.

The loan will be used to buy special tools needed as an electrician such as pliers, screwdrivers, testing equipment, and other items. He will be more competitive in the market where there is little demand and many offers offers of manual labor. In this way he will have greater income for him and his family.

His dream is to establish and run a hardware store, selling materials and electrical accessories. He wants to be known in the area with the work that he does, he will continue saving and in the future be able to opt to finance through loans in order to make his dream come true.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Cindy Kendall

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