A loan of $1,000 helped circular Power Saw.


Gari Heribeto's story

Gari, 33, lives in Las Orquídeas de Guayaquil, an urban area with a diminishing ecosystem. He runs a locksmith shop (a place that repairs metals and does welding). Since Gari was little, his father taught him how to be a locksmith. He repaired doors and metals but due to lack of funds he couldn’t have his own shop; rather, he had to work at home in order to support his family. Gradually, with effort, he managed to convert his home into the locksmith shop that he wanted. Now he works from 8AM until 6PM every day. Gari would like a loan to buy a power saw for his shop. In the future he wants to continue his line of work and have more customers so that his family has a better future.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Samantha Cerone



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