A loan of $1,000 helps to buy a plotter, a computer, a cutter, tubes, inks, and other tools needed for the production of his advertising signs and banners/posters.


Edison Patricio's story

Edison is 37 years of age and is characterized as being sociable, hardworking, and charismatic. He lives with his parents and siblings after having returned from another city where his work was not valued.

For more than 15 years, he has worked in producing advertising signs and banners/posters, an activity that he carries out on his own. Upon observing that his business was not profitable in the city where he studied, he decided to move his workshop to his birth city. There, with the support of his peers, he established his advertising studio in a room of their house.

Here, he is making himself known through jobs that have been commissioned from him, but he needs more equipment for his business. Thus, he is requesting help to buy a plotter, a computer, a cutter, tubes, inks, and other tools needed for the production of his advertising signs and banners/posters. In this way, he hopes to position himself more in this new market that he is exploring.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Bruggemann.


This loan is special because:

It aims to reach vulnerable refugee populations in an isolated region.

Patrick Flynn, Kiva staff

Patrick Flynn
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