A loan helped to buy steel, coal and galvanized steel in order to continue working in his blacksmith shop.


Alcides Pichone's story

Alcides is seeking another loan because he needs work capital to strengthen his inventory with raw materials. The loaned funds will allow him to buy steel, coal and galvanized steel in order to continue working in his blacksmith shop.

His prior loan had a positive impact. It helped him keep his business active so he could generate income to support his family during the loan cycle. Up until now Alcides' family group hasn't changed, and he has had no health problems.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Laurie Hiller.


This loan is special because:

It gives El Salvador's artists a chance to revive the local art of handcrafting.



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