A loan helped to buy machinery to make furniture with.


Santiago Javier's story

Santiago is 28 years old. He lives with his mother and siblings in the parish of Alto Tambo in the province of Esmeraldas.

Santiago work as a carpenter. He makes doors, beds, dining room furniture, and cupboards. He has been doing this work for two years, which has allowed him to provide for his family.

He is seeking a loan to buy machinery for making furniture. Santiago is very grateful to Kiva for the support they've given.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chris Brown.


This loan is special because:

It focuses on the poorest one-fifth of the population with no access to financial services.



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