A loan of $800 helped to buy leather, adhesive, nylon and tools.


Elmer Arturo's story

36-year-old Elmer Arturo lives in his own home together with his family which consists of his 32-year-old wife and their two children. Elmer's family mean everything to him and it is for them that he works hard day after day. His business is making and selling shoes for both sexes and all ages, tastes and preferences. He is a very hard-working man who has gained the trust of his customers thanks to his kindness and his commitment to his work. In addition, people prefer to buy from him because he always has a good range of shoes available at the best prices. Elmer's dream is to see his business flourish. That is to say, he would like to be able to increase his sales levels, and thereby his income, so that he can offer his family a better quality of life. For this reason, he has decided to request a loan from INTEGRAL with the aim of investing in the raw materials he needs such as leather, adhesive, nylon, and the tools he needs to carry out his work. His goal is to have a larger variety of shoes available which will enable him to attract more customers and keep increasing his customer base. Elmer asks God for favorable results to his decision and to allow him to fulfil his big dream.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard



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