A loan of $925 helped working capital.

Marcelino Alexander's story

Marcelino Alexander is 38 years old. For him, supporting his two sons is the most important thing. He has a carpentry workshop, and has been in business for over 16 years now. He started the business using earnings from the job he previously held in his aunts' carpentry workshop, where he learned his trade. When he decided to set up on his own, Marcelino overcame hurdles such as having to buy every piece of equipment a workshop needs, but he was not disheartened. Now he is seeking a loan to buy wood, nails, glue and varnish, among other things, so that he can set up a second business for his sons.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Rosa Oswald

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