Total loan: $1,475


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El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Manufacturing

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A loan helped to buy a Tupi (router) woodworking machine to mold the furniture that he makes.

Fidel's story

Fidel is a 53-year-old man. He lives with his partner and has a 16-year-old child. He's in the carpentry business. He carries out his work in the Eduardo Abaroa area near the crossroads that separate the city from rural areas.

Fidel enjoys his life with his partner who works selling food, and with his son who is finishing school. They live in a room of a house that is family property, where he has a courtyard that he uses as a workshop. His business is carpentry, an occupation he learned by working as an assistant to then become independent. The furniture he makes is mostly indoor, such as beds, tables, chairs, desks, modular, and others. "I need to mold the furniture to give it a better finish; this is done with a Tupi (router) machine...", he says.

His business is successful because he makes furniture with lots of experience. The advantage of his business is that the furniture is of good quality; the disadvantage is the lack of machines to make innovative furniture. His dream is to improve his work. He wants to buy a Tupi woodworking machine. This is the 1st loan sequence with the institution in 21 years that he has carried out this occupation.

It is for those reasons that Fidel is requesting a loan to buy a Tupi woodworking machine to mold the furniture that he makes.