A loan of $1,000 helped to buy planks of wood and plywood.


Fausto Bayardo's story

Fausto is 49 years old and married. His wife takes care of the household chores. The couple has two daughters: Nataly, 25 years old, and Alejandra, 18 years old.

Fausto has a small carpentry workshop, which he opened 25 years ago. With effort, dedication and perseverance, Fausto has put in all his knowledge to run the business. This trade now pays for food, housing and health costs in Fausto's family.

Fausto will use this loan to buy planks of wood and plywood to finish building a few closets that are on order. He can then make his the products more quickly. Fausto could not move forward without capital.

Fausto's biggest dream is to help his daughters to continue with their studies.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw.


This loan is special because:

It aims to reach vulnerable refugee populations in an isolated region.



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