A loan of $800 helped to buy paint, lacquer and thinner.

Pablo Fernando's story

Pablo is 29 years old. He is a cabinet maker and works in his own workshop. He lives in an urban area which is considered a suburb of Guayaquil and is noted for the fact that the majority of its inhabitants are merchants.

His father taught him how to make furniture from an early age. As he grew up, at the age of 13, he began to make his first pieces of furniture with his dad's help. After a while he decided that his profession was going to be that of a cabinet maker in a family business. He currently works from contracts that his customers make with him. He doesn't work fixed hours because he works with his father in his own workshop. He makes doors, shelves, living room sets, dining room sets etc.

To continue in his business he would like to use this loan to buy paint, lacquers and thinners to finish furniture which he has made. In the future, he would like to continue working as a cabinet maker and help his parents financially.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details