A loan of $575 helped to buy raw material.

Emigdio's story

Emigdio, age 42, lives in Sonson Antioquia with his wife and their four children.

He makes wooden boxes to store fruit and vegetables. He learned this work after being left without a job. He was looking for a way to support his family. A cousin taught him how to make these boxes. He then started to work and to sell the boxes in the plaza of the town market and in surrounding areas.

His youngest son helps him in the afternoons. However, he needs to buy raw material to be able to increase his income and improve his wife’s and his children’s quality of life.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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