A loan of $1,000 helped to buy glue, leather, and patches.


Carlos Humberto's story

Carlos, age 58, is a hard-working man. He started his business activity, a shoe shop, when his father died. He also rents apartments.

He works every day in his shoe shop, and he collects from his renters every two weeks. It is difficult for him to work on the shoes when people are going to complain to him because he does not deliver what they want on time.

His children are married and live outside of the country.

He wishes to use the loan to buy materials to make shoes in order to increase his earnings. He will buy things like glue, leather, and patches.

In the future he will continue with the business. He will also finish fixing up the apartment rentals with better finishing touches.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish



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