A loan of $1,000 helped buying raw materials, granite for counters.


Mario's story

Mario is a married father with 4 children and works in a marble and granite shop. He began this activity when he was young and it was then he shaped his abilities as a sculptor, engraver and builder of granite stone mosaics for floors and stairs. He made adaptations to kitchen and bathroom sinks in marble counters and made gravestones. He does whatever type of work that is brought to Cochabamba that requires marble or granite. He has worked independently for two years counting the years he worked as an assistant. With the help of his wife, he is now completely dedicated to his small business.


He lives in his family house that is well placed. His business is well recognized thanks to lots of demand. His customers are the same ones that recommended others to his business. In the future, he wishes he could have a stable business, buy his own car and see his children become professionals. He is a longstanding client of Emprender and is now an individual borrower at Emprender.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer karl baumgarten



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