A loan of $1,075 helped buy wood and leather to make furniture.

Jose's story

José, age 37, lives by her mother’s side in his own house. He makes wood furniture with leather decorations, which are exported. He works with a company in this field and with the help of five other people. He works the wood and the leather. That way he makes lovely furniture, which is later sent in the requested quantities to different places in the world.

José likes his work a lot, and he does everything he can to be successful. This can be reflected in the number of orders he has. The most difficult part stems from the effort that is required to work under pressure. He needs to deliver the orders on time.

In the future he wants to buy more machinery to expand his shop and make more furniture in less time.

This is his second loan, and he promises to be very punctual making his payments. Also, he is very grateful to all of the people who made this loan possible. It allows him to keep working. José plans to use the requested money to buy more wood and leather merchandise that he needs to make his furniture.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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