A loan helped to buy iron and coal to make sickles.


José Luis's story

Jose never went to school. He is in a relationship and his partner is a housewife. They have two children who are in school.

Jose has been making a living as a blacksmith for 21 years. He learned this trade from his parents. He works out of his house, and his children are involved in the business and work in the morning.

He needs this loan in order to buy iron and coal to make sickles. He invested his previous loan in his work and he is about to finish repaying 100% of the debt.

His dream is to buy two cows in order to have another source of income.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alix F.


This loan is special because:

It supports El Salvadorian artisans to grow their businesses.



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