A loan of $1,000 helped purchasing wood.

Miriam's story

Miriam is married and has school-aged children. She has a carpentry shop where she makes wooden furniture. She has about 15 years of experience with this business. She and her husband get up at dawn to do their work, and Miriam also has to prepare food for when the children come home from school.

They started by making products for other people, who were the ones who sold the furniture. In time they were able to buy machinery and produce more furniture so they could go into business for themselves. Miriam's husband makes the furniture; she helps him and is also in charge of selling the items wholesale.

With the loan money she will buy wood to build furniture since she has a large order. Miriam wants to have a well-known furniture store and make new models to please her customers. She is very grateful to Emprender and Kiva for the confidence placed in her with the granting of this loan.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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