A loan of $725 helped compra de cuero (to purchase raw materials - hides- to be used in his business).

José's story

José is married, he is 54 years of age and has 6 children. Three of his daughters are studying in the university, one of his sons helps him work in the shoe shop and the other two children are enrolled in high school. His wife has worked bending "chipa" for over 25 years now in order to help bring in more income so their children can finish their education.

For 35 years now, Jose has worked designing and making shoes; and is one of the most renowned shoemakers in the area. He has a steady clientele, and also sells some of his shoes wholesale (over 250 pairs of shoes so far) in the city of Asunción.

Thanks to the dedication and perseverance in his profession, his business is moving forward and it has provided a better quality of life and education for their children. This loan will be used to purchase raw materials (hides) to meet customer demand.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Mayra Caridad Gould

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