A loan of $1,200 helped shoe straps and glue.

Jose Antonio's story

José is 62 years old and lives in an urban area called Suburbio, which is characterized by the fact the majority of the people living there are informal merchants. He is a shoemaker and has his own shoe workshop.

He learned to make shoes as a child with the help of his father and when he had his family, he was able to purchase machines to create his own shoe workshop. With effort, little by little, he has distributed shoes to different stores. He starts work very early making sandals and casual shoes, as well as repairing shoes.

With this loan he wants to purchase shoemaking materials such as glue, straps, etc. In the future he would like for his sandals to become known and sold throughout the country.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathleen O'Connell

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