A loan of $1,000 helped to buy wood, paint, nails, screws, and raw material for work..


Justo Marcial's story

Justo is from the Los Cocos community, which is located in the Telica municipality in León. He is a 37 year old carpenter, and he makes furniture. He is married and has two children, ages 14 and 8.

He started his business activity in 1990. He father taught him the carpentry trade and how to make beds, wardrobes, dining room sets, and cradles. He sells his products in the central part of León, in his own community.

He has other income from a van that he uses for hauling sand and also for removals.

He is requesting the loan to buy wood, paint, nails, screws, and raw material for work. With this investment he plans to be able to produce more. By producing a greater quantity he will increase his sales, improve his income, and make new customers.

His future plans are to buy more machinery in order to produce more, to expand his business, and to provide work for other people.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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