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Total loan: $1,075
Itagui, Antioquia, Colombia / Manufacturing
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José Orlando's loan finished fundraising,
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A loan helped to buy wholesale supplies (wood, sealer, glue, and other items).
José Orlando's story
José, who is 52 years old, has had his own business for approximately 22 years: a carpentry shop that he set up after learning how to work wood with his brother. He continued honing his skills by working for a carpentry shop in the city, where he gained the experience he needed to become independent. This is how he generates enough income to support his teenage son and provide for his family. This client is a driven, active, and hardworking man who has overcome several hurdles in his life. His son has always been his motivation, and he is always looking for new alternatives in order to provide for him. He is currently requesting the help of an eighth lending cycle, which he wants to use to buy wholesale supplies (wood, sealer, glue, and other items). This will allow him to keep working and he will have supplies available to fulfill pending orders. This will result in an increase in sales and in the income he earns from his work. José says he is doing very well so far in all respects and the only thing he wants is to see his son get ahead. He wants to give him an excellent education and ensure he becomes an upstanding man. That is his greatest wish.