A loan of $575 helped to buy woodworking tools.

Juan's story

Juan is 45 years old. He is an enthusiastic and industrious man, and therefore always encouraging his family to preserve to achieve their goals. He lives in his own house with his wife and his three small children. He has worked as a carpenter for ten years. In the beginning he had many problems installing his workshop and had to work in diverse business to obtain sufficient money to buy his machinery. With time he managed to install a workshop inside their house and is now the most recognized carpenter in the region, because his works are of the highest quality. What pleases Juan most about his work is varnishing the furniture, which causes the furniture to obtain a special beauty. On the other hand, he considers the most difficult part of his work making large furniture for rooms because they have to be finished perfectly, however large furniture is also very profitable because the cost of production is increased for the time invested. In the future, Juan desires to expand its workshop and to acquire new machinery that will permit him to expedite his work. This is his first credit with Microfinanzas PRISM, an affiliate of Kiva, and he intends to work responsibly and comply with his payments. With the 1600 soles that he is requesting, he will buy tools to work with wood with greater accuracy.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lois Parshley

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