A loan of $450 helped to buy raw materials to manufacture new shoes.

Francisco Jose's story

Francisco is a cobbler by profession. He manufactures new men’s shoes in a variety of styles. He’s been in business for more than 18 years. He started out with very little merchandise that he’s gradually increased thanks to Afodenic financing. He’s been in four cycles and used all of them to invest in raw materials.

His wife is selling tortillas which helps him with the expenses of his three children. Francisco hopes to use this new loan to buy 120 feet of leather, 48 pairs of soles, 6 yards of patent leather, 18 pairs of sandal soles, a gallon of white glue, a gallon of yellow glue, 4 dozen shoe laces; all of this to increase production.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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