Total loan: $1,000


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Curtí, FL, Panama / Manufacturing

Eladio's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to start a door manufacturing business, generating jobs in rural Panama.

Eladio's story

Eladio is a retired policeman from the rural community of Curti, Eastern Panama. To provide for his family, he's a very proactive entrepreneur. He works as a part-time instructor in local security companies, but also is involved in agriculture and runs a small restaurant from home.

He's always dreamed of opening a door manufacturing company to create jobs in his community, so Eladio is applying for his first Kiva loan to buy equipment to start a door manufacturing workshop in Curti. He's taking smaller loans at the local community-owned bank and has always repaid punctually.

Thank you for supporting entrepreneurs like Eladio in communities that have been historically excluded from basic financial services.